Safeguarding at St Ternan’s, Banchory
With the support of the Scottish Episcopal Church’s Provincial Office, St Ternan’s complies with legal requirements for safeguarding vulnerable people, by checking (through the PVG disclosure scheme) that employees and volunteers are not barred from working with vulnerable people (adults or children). Members of the pastoral care team and regular visiting group, as well as those working regularly with children (through Sunday school, children’s services and Youth activities) undergo PVG disclosure checks. For further information, the SEC Website has polices, codes of practice and advice on safeguarding matters at http://www.scotland.anglican.org/who-we-are/organisation/safeguarding/ .
St Ternan’s SEC has appointed a PVG Coordinator who ensures that all engaged are screened and issued with guidance The coordinator may be reached through the contact page.
In support of the fair trade movement, there is a stall selling Traidcraft products during coffees in the Church Hall once a month. This is usually on the first Sunday of the month. Members of St Ternan’s youth often operate the stall.
St Ternan’s is registered with Eco-congregation Scotland. Undertaking further work to receive an ‘Eco-congregations award’ may be something the congregation wishes to consider in the future.