St. John's Parochial Church Council (PCC) Policies
The Parochial Church Council is like a Board of Directors for the local church.
One of the PCC's roles is to define policies for the church staff, volunteers and congregation. This page lists the policies that currently apply.
Procedure for Responding to a Safeguarding Concern or Allegation
This procedure must be followed by all church officers1 and it is strongly recommended for all other church members.
The document lists do's and dont's, and provides a flowchart of the procedure.
Safeguarding (4): Action Plan
This document has been developed to guide Safeguarding work in the church over the period April 2021 to March 2022. It is based on:
* Information from the Parish Safeguarding dashboard
* Discussion with wardens and Vicar
* Requirements derived from Diocesan training courses
Conflict of Interest Policy
There is a duty to declare an interest where a potential or actual conflict of interests arises, in advance of any proposed transaction or arrangement being decided by the PCC and entered into.
The Document defines "conflict of interest" and gives details of management procedures
The document includes
Principles of selecting people for roles
Beliefs and values underpinning the policy
Induction and training policies for the roles
Supervision and support policies
Problem resolution policies
Health & Safety Policy
The document is in three main parts:
General statement of policy
Organisation and responsibilities
The third part lists items available to assist in ensuring safety, as well as listing those who are qualified First Aiders. It also includes procedures to be followed in case of fire, procedures for handling electrical items, heavy items and food among other things.
Risk Management Policy
This document provides details of the approach to risk management adopted by the PCC of St John's Church, Kenilworth. It is intended to provide part of the governance required by the PCC to ensure that the PCC, as Trustees of the charity, identify and evaluate possible risks, are aware of those that have been recognised (and are on the risk register) and regularly assess how those risks are being managed.
The procedure for dealing with a complaint or grievance is formed of three main stages:
1. Receipt of complaint and initial assessment
2. Informal problem solving
3. Formal procedure
For details, see the document:
Data Protection Policy
This document sets out the Data Protection policy of the PCC of St John's Church Kenilworth with regard to the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Data Privacy Notices
The document includes:
Our legal basis for processing your data
Personal Data we hold
Purposes for which the Data will be processed
Third Parties to which information may be disclosed
Security and Confidentiality
Special Category Data
Retention of the Data
Data owner rights
Policies in Preparation
(will be made available once agreed by PCC)
Children at Communion Policy
Garden of Remembrance policy and procedures
Church premises policy
Church hall – information for hirers
Access and Disability Policy