PCC Matters

This page provides information on the policies and practice of the TBN parish church council (PCC) including Safeguarding and GDPR.

Safeguarding – A Safer Church for All

We have adopted a new safeguarding policy from 14th March 2019 which is attached. Safeguarding Policy Thornthwaite cum Braithwaite with Newlands v1 2019

We draw on the guidance provided by the Church of England – which is also attached. Parish Safeguarding Handbook October 2018 v2

The Church of England policy statement is here: Promoting a Safer Church

Our Safeguarding Officer is Rev Judith Ashurst and contact details can be found in each church and in the Parish Magazine (you can find this as on our ‘blog’ which is the Latest News page). The magazine also provides details of Who’s Who in the Parish with contact details. The attached document summarises safeguarding related contacts. You can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, Charles Proctor, on 07458 016884 or safeguarding.adviser@carlislediocese.org.uk

If you believe a child to be at immediate risk you must contact Cumbria Children’s Services 0333 240 1727 or the Police.

Urgent concerns about vulnerable adults should be referred to your local District Adult Social Care office 0300 303 2704 or, out of normal office hours, the Emergency Duty Team 01228 526690, or the Police.

GDPR

We’re careful to comply with GDPR and more details are here