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Title: Safeguarding children and adults who may be vulnerable Training for Workers with Children and Vulnerable Adults 2009


1
Safeguarding children and adults who may be
vulnerable Training for Workers with Children
and Vulnerable Adults 2009
  • Jill Sandham Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

2
A Safe Church
A Safe Church
The Diocese of Southwark
  • Safe or unsafe?
  • A father bathes with his five year old daughter
  • A woman cares for her father by drawing money
    from his bank account, shopping for him, and
    keeping the change
  • A husband does not allow his wife access to any
    money except what he gives her each week
  • A severely depressed woman cares alone for her
    two children under 5.

3
A Safe Church
A Safe Church
The Diocese of Southwark
  • Terminology
  • Who is a child?
  • All children and young people under the age of 18
  • Who is a vulnerable adult?
  • Any adult aged 18 or over who, by reason of
    mental or other disability, age, illness or other
    situation is permanently or for the time being
    unable to take care of him or herself, or to
    protect him or herself against significant harm
    or exploitation.

4
A Safe Church
A Safe Church
The Diocese of Southwark
  • What factors may make adults vulnerable?
  • Age
  • Physical or mental health
  • Physical or learning disability
  • Bereavement and relationship breakdown
  • History of abuse
  • History of offending
  • Substance or alcohol dependence

5
A Safe Church
A Safe Church
The Diocese of Southwark
  • What factors may make adults vulnerable?
  • Implications
  • Vulnerability is not a permanent state
  • Vulnerability is not always visible
  • All of us are vulnerable at different times of
    life
  • Vulnerable people may also pose risk and cause
    harm.

6
A Safe Church
A Safe Church
The Diocese of Southwark
  • Terminology
  • What is domestic abuse?
  • Any incident of threatening behaviour, violence
    or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual,
    financial or emotional) between adults who are or
    have been intimate partners or family members,
    regardless of gender or sexuality.

7
A Safe Church
A Safe Church
The Diocese of Southwark
  • Challenges of the church environment
  • We welcome all comers
  •  Our membership is fluid we never know who may
    turn up, and often know little about them
  • We may have both an alleged victim and an alleged
    perpetrator as members of our community
  • We attract vulnerable people
  •  

8
A Safe Church
A Safe Church
The Diocese of Southwark
  • Challenges of the church environment
  •  Leaders are not professionally trained to work
    with vulnerable people
  •  Those in prominent roles especially clergy
    are perceived as people who can be trusted
  •  Blurring of boundaries between church and home
    life - potential opportunities for grooming.

9
A Safe Church
A Safe Church
The Diocese of Southwark
  • Scenario 1
  • A 9 year old child who comes to church without
    his parents is generally disruptive in Sunday
    School. He can be physically aggressive to other
    children, swears a lot, and doesnt concentrate
    on the activities set.
  • How can you include the child, keep others safe
    and enable the group to participate in the
    activities?
  • Ref pages 4-7 to 4-94-15 4-41 to 4-43

10
A Safe Church
A Safe Church
The Diocese of Southwark
  • Scenario 2
  • Someone tells you something in confidence a
    mother of two young children in the childrens
    club says that her husband is abusing her or
    someone you visit tells you that her carer is
    taking money from her purse.
  • What would you do/who would you tell?
  • Ref pages 6-3 6-6 to 6.8 6-17 9-17 to 9-18

11
A Safe Church
A Safe Church
The Diocese of Southwark
  • Scenario 3
  • A member of your congregation has severe mobility
    impairment, uses a wheelchair and has limited
    verbal communication.
  • How would you ensure that the church is a safe
    environment for her, and that she is treated with
    respect and has choices?
  • Ref pages 4-11 to 4-13 4-15 to 4-16

12
A Safe Church
A Safe Church
The Diocese of Southwark
  • Scenario 4
  • Mr B starts attending your church. After a week
    or two he tells you that he has a past conviction
    which related to a child (who was then his
    stepdaughter), but that he was wrongly convicted.
  • Who may be at risk of harm?
  • What action would you need to take?
  • What is your responsibility towards Mr B?
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13
A Safe Church
A Safe Church
The Diocese of Southwark
  • Scenario 5 
  • You have a pastoral team, co-ordinated by your
    SPA members have various roles, including
    taking communion to those who are housebound
    visiting those who are sick follow-up visits to
    bereaved people of funerals done in the parish
    transporting people to and from church.
  • What are the safeguarding issues?
  • Who needs protection?
  • What guidelines would you need to ensure are in
    place?
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