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Safety-related Documents

SafeguardingPlease follow this link to the dedicated safeguarding page.
Safe Working Reminders A two-page annual reminder for our volunteers of the main Health & Safety and Safeguarding topics they need to know.
Risk Assessment Policy and GuidanceA one-page guide on how to do a risk assessment, plus a standard form and an Annex listing extant risk assessments that you might find useful when completing one for your activity.
Click here for the form in Word (.docx) format for editing. (Opens a download-and-save box.)
Lone Working GuidanceSome common-sense advice on how to prepare for working alone in the church or the office, or when making home visits.
Health and Safety PolicyThis includes Risk Assessments of matters that are common across most of our activities.

Miscellaneous Documents

Complaints and AllegationsIf you wish to complain about something, this one-page guide will tell you what to do.
Your Data and How We Look After ItSt James Church Data Protection Policy and Privacy Notice.
Disability Access StatementA summary of our current provision for people with disabilities.
Social Media PolicyHere is an excerpt from the Parish Safeguarding Handbook which is our Social Media Policy.
Supporting VolunteersThis policy sets out what we need to do to look after all our volunteers, recruting them fairly and safely, making sure that they know what is expected of them, are trained appropriately and supported on an ongoing basis.
Registered CharityThis is a link to our entry in the Charity Commission’s register.
Our Registered Charity number is 1130757.
Parish ProfileA snapshot of the church in 2017, prepared for the appointment of a new vicar.
Please note that some of the activities described here have not restarted after Covid.

Annual Meeting Papers and Forms

Here are the papers for our Annual Parochial Church Meeting on Monday 13th May at 7.30pm in the church.
You need to be on the Electoral Roll of the church to be able to vote in the elections at the meeting.

AgendaThis will be issued shortly.
Electoral Roll FormHere is the application form to join the electoral roll.
PCC Nomination FormThis is for church members to nominate other members to join the Parochial Church Council. Please print this and complete it by hand.
Minutes of the 2023 Annual MeetingThese draft minutes are for approval at this year’s meeting.
2023 Annual ReportA summary account (15 pages) of what we did in 2023.
The report is written to fulfil the requirements of the Charity Commission.
2023 AccountsThese are the pre-audited accounts. They are currently with the Independent Examiner.
Independent Examiner’s ReportThis report will be posted here when it is received.
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