Chaplaincy Safeguarding Officer: Janis Adams
Everyone involved with children, young or vulnerable adults must be checked in France through the Casier Judiciaire National.
Click here to visit the website link to begin the process. There is no cost and you should receive a copy by post within a couple of weeks. Please forward a copy of this to Janis – by email or post – as soon as possible after you receive it.
It is quite straightforward – married women may be asked to forward a copy of their marriage certificate – I suggest that the copy is authenticated at your mairie.
The form which will be sent to you is BULLETIN NUMERO 3 which is mainly a blue patterned page which should have a black, diagonal line across it. This means you have no criminal record.
4) Print and Sign the Safeguarding Agreement: NB read the Safeguarding Policy below
5) Show proof of identity to a Local Warden or Safeguarding Identity Checker
Everyone involved with children, young or vulnerable adults must show three documents to either a local warden or safeguarding officer: birth certificate, marriage certificate (if applicable), and current utility bill. Download and print a document which can be signed by the witness, to be returned by either email or post to Janis Adams.
The Diocese in Europe - The Chaplaincy of Aquitaine's Safeguarding Policy
We will not tolerate the abuse of children or adults in any form. Specifically, within our Chaplaincy we are committed to:
The care, nurture, and respectful pastoral ministry of all children, young persons and adults
The safeguarding and protection of all children, young persons and adults who may be vulnerable
The establishing of safe, caring communities which provide a loving environment where there is a culture of informed vigilance' as to the dangers of abuse.
The careful selection and training of all those with any safeguarding responsibility within the Church, including the use of available criminal records disclosures and relevant vetting and barring schemes.
Preventing abuse or the likelihood of abuse by encouraging and adopting a proactive stance to safeguarding; responding to the slightest concern whether by rumour, speculation or from an anonymous source - every safeguarding concern will be taken seriously.
Ensuring that any concern about safeguarding must be passed onto someone in the Diocesan Safeguarding Team as there are no legal barriers to sharing such concerns.
Responding without delay to every complaint made which suggests that a child, young person or adult may have been harmed - co-operating with the local police, relevant local agencies and any other relevant body (eg other faith groups) in any investigation.
Seeking to work with anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with them an appropriate ministry of informed pastoral care.
Seeking to challenge any abuse of power, especially by anyone in a position of trust.
Seeking to offer pastoral care and support, including supervision and referral to the proper authorities, to any member of our church community known to have offended against a child, young person or vulnerable adult.
lf you have any queries please speak to the Chaplaincy Safeguarding Officer (contact details above).
Various resource information available to download: