AMPJP Safeguarding Policy

10 February 2023 by

At their February 2023 meeting, the AMPJP Council approved the AMPJP’s Safeguarding Policy:

AMPJP commitment to safety and wellbeing of children and adults at risk

The AMPJP is committed to a Church and society that recognises and advances the dignity of all people.

  • We will especially promote and protect the rights of children and adults at risk.
  • We strive to make sure everyone feels included and welcome at our events.
  • Before we speak about or take action regarding children and adults at risk, we will seek out their views and will listen and act upon what we hear.
  • Our staff, contractors and volunteers will be aware of their responsibilities to ensure the dignity of all people, especially children and adults at risk.
  • We will act swiftly to protect a child or adult at risk if there is suspicion of abuse.
  • We will investigate and respond to any complaint or notification of abuse in ways that are swift, thorough, empathic and just.
  • We will treat persons involved in an allegation of abuse in an appropriate, sensitive and in a timely manner.
  • We will review and improve our safeguarding commitment and policy.

The AMPJP Safeguarding policy applies to AMPJP personnel and activities. Each MPJP is an autonomous Church Authority and will determine its own policy.

The Safeguarding Policy seeks to apply the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards 2nd Edition and the National Response Framework to the AMPJP’s context.

The Safeguarding Policy also necessitated a review of the AMPJP’s Code of Conduct. The revised AMPJP’s Code of Conduct uses the framework suggested by the Our Common Mission framework for codes of conduct.

The AMPJP Safeguarding policy and associated Code of Conduct are available on the AMPJP website.


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