For instance, “Best Practice” compliance means we’re working towards a set of “governing” policies that will help us be a welcoming and safe church. These are listed here, together with PCC minutes and other “stable” paperwork.

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Privacy, St.John - PCCData Privacy NoticeThe Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) of St John the Baptist, Saxmundham and of the United Parish of Kelsale cum Carlton Your personal data – what is it? Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data.  Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with …2018/05/012018-05-01 10:25:47
St.John - PCCEQUAL OPPORTUNITIES POLICYIn all things let common sense prevail EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES POLICY GENERAL STATEMENT It is Christ’s commandment that we should love our neighbours as ourselves, we declare our conviction that unfair discrimination between people is an affront to the purposes of God and is indefensible. Christian teaching holds that all human beings are …2018/02/202018-02-20 09:20:20
St.John - PCCSAFEGUARDING POLICYPROMOTING A SAFER CHURCH SAFEGUARDING CONTACTS Diocese information about safeguarding can be found here. Two documents are relevant here – both adopted by Saint John the Baptist, Saxmundham PCC on Monday, 19th February, 2018. Benefice Statement of Safeguarding and Safeguarding procedures Promoting-a-Safer-Church-policy-statement2018/02/202018-02-20 08:59:06
St.John - PCCRETENTION OF DOCUMENTS POLICYAbout this Guidance The table below gives guidance on the retention of documents, based on recommendations from the Church of England (Record Management Guide No 1, revised 2009).   PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST SAXMUNDHAM Charity Registration Number 1171576. Approved by the PCC on: – 19th February 2018 Date …2018/02/202018-02-20 08:54:14
St.John - PCCLEGACY POLICYAt St John the Baptist, Saxmundham, we welcome any gifts in wills, however large or small, and we promise to use your gift to make a difference in our parish. Our PCC Legacy Policy is to use gifts to help fund significant development projects, whether buildings, equipment or staff. Since needs change …2018/02/202018-02-20 08:47:55
St.John - PCCCONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICYThose responsible for administering a charity (the ‘charity trustees’) must act in the best interests of the charity.  Amongst other things, that requires them to avoid anything that prevents decisions being taken by reference to other considerations.  It also follows that charity trustees need to avoid putting themselves in a position in …2018/02/202018-02-20 08:24:36
St.John - PCCDISABILITY DISCRIMINATION POLICYIn all things let common sense prevail GENERAL STATEMENT The Parochial Church Council (PCC) has adopted the principles outlined in the Archbishop’s Council Advisory Note 5 on The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and is responding accordingly.  The PCC recognises the duty to make any ‘reasonable adjustments’ to the physical environment that may …2018/02/202018-02-20 08:24:19
St.John - PCCBULLYING AND HARASSMENT POLICYAbout this Policy The Church is required by God to foster relationships of the utmost integrity, truthfulness and trustworthiness. Harassment and bullying – however rare – will not be tolerated in the Parish. All complaints of harassment and bullying will be taken seriously and thoroughly investigated. Responsibility The PCC is responsible for …2018/02/202018-02-20 08:18:35
St.John - PCCCOMPLAINTS POLICYThe Parochial Church Council (PCC) is committed to its role which primarily includes “cooperation with the minister in promoting in the parish the whole mission of the Church, pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical.” But there may be a time when you need to complain. This complaints procedure is for those who are …2018/02/202018-02-20 08:15:34
St.John - PCCCONTROLS AND RECRUITMENT DUE DILIGENCE PROCEDURESControls and Recruitment Due Diligence Procedures which apply where the Limit of Indemnity is £25,000. Recruitment Due Diligence You shall use due diligence in the selection of Officials engaged on or after the original inception date of this Section, including requesting confirmation that they have no history of fraud or dishonesty, the …2018/02/202018-02-20 08:04:16
St.John - PCCWHISTLE-BLOWING POLICYAbout this Policy We are committed to honesty and integrity in our church life and we expect all involved to maintain high standards. Any suspected wrongdoing, including “covering up”, should be reported as soon as possible. This policy covers all ministers, officers, volunteers, employees and [casual workers] who are appointed by the …2018/02/202018-02-20 08:02:37
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