Legal & Policies
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Except as permitted above, you undertake not to copy, store in any medium (including in any other web site), distribute, transmit, re-transmit, broadcast, modify, or show in public any part of the Church’s web site without the prior written permission of the Church or in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
Anglican Catholic Church and the ACC Logo / Shield are a registered Trade Mark in the United Kingdom No: UK00003206406 (and internationally through local registrations) and may only be used with the written permission from the ACC.
Like many other Web sites, our Church web site makes use of log files. These files merely logs visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information inside the log files includes Internetprotocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyse trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
Cookies and Web Beacons
We believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to observe, participate in and/or monitor and guide their online activity. The Church web site does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that the Church web site has in its database the personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us immediately (using the contact in the first paragraph) and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
Links to other web sites
Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.
This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales. All disputes arising under the Agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.
SAFEGUARDING POLICY FOR CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE & VULNERABLE ADULTS
The Anglican Catholic Church of St Augustine’s (hereafter referred to as “the Church”) regards child protection, the safeguarding of vulnerable adults and good working practice as a priority. In the interests of the safety and well-being of all children, young people and vulnerable adults, it has embraced the formal child protection policy established by our Diocese in consultation with ThirtyOne:Eight – the Churches Child Protect Advisory Service.
The church is committed to ensuring that everyone working with children, young people or vulnerable adults:
- Has undergone a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) (previously known as CRB) check at enhanced level.
- Is adequately trained and supervised.
- Understands and follows the church’s policy.
Our Safeguarding Policy Safeguarding Policy may be viewed here Safeguarding Statement The full Policy may be obtained from the Clergy or Safeguarding Officer.
As part of this church’s commitment to children and young people, it has appointed Roy Hipkiss, CQSW, as Safeguarding Officer.
Should the church have any Safeguarding concerns it will adhere to the Diocesan Policy and follow the procedures therein and where appropriate contact the statutory authorities.
- Recognises that child protection is everyone’s responsibility.
- Is committed to supporting parents, families and care givers.
- Recognises the unique and individual worth of each person – young or old.
- Is committed to nurturing, protecting and safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.
- Exercises care in the appointment of all those working with children, young people and vulnerable adults in the Church, working to ‘Safe from Harm’ principles.
- Is committed to following statutory, Diocesan and specialist guidelines in working with children, young people and vulnerable adults.
- Seeks to support all those affected by abuse.
- Is committed to supporting, training and resourcing those who work with children, young people and vulnerable adults.
- Is committed to the management and supervision of any known offenders in the church.
- Will review its safeguarding policy at least annually.
If you have any concerns for a child or in relation to any safeguarding matter then please speak to the clergy or the Safeguarding Officer.