Stretton, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 4NT Vicar: Revd Alan Jewell
CODE OF ETHICS AND CONDUCT STATEMENT
St Matthew’s Church, Stretton
Mission Statement: Sharing the love of Jesus with all through friendship, prayer and service
The following Code aims to support St Matthew’s Employees, Groups and Volunteers by actively considering and implementing the following principles:
Compliance a. Accept the Mission Statement and objectives of St Matthew’s Church and work and act in an appropriate manner at all times b. Carry out roles to the best of your ability c. Follow and comply with the Policies and Governance of St Matthew’s Church d. Be mindful in the use of resources to demonstrate responsible environmental behaviour
Confidentiality a. Respect people’s right to personal privacy b. Treat information in an appropriate confidential manner
Integrity – All Individuals are entitled: a. To be treated with dignity, respect and sensitivity b. Experience no bullying, harassment or victimisation c. Encounter no form of unfair discrimination d. To be valued for their skills and abilities
Leadership a. Provide an example that you would wish others to follow b. Use wisdom, good judgment and common sense when dealing with others and making decisions c. Challenge unacceptable behaviour d. Act with openness and accountability
Communication a. Proactively communicate any information that would benefit others and improve the church experience
St Matthew's Church takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously.
We have adopted the national Church of England's robust procedures and guidelines.
You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at
All parishes are required to participate in a Past Cases Review, commissioned by the Church of England.
PCR2, as it is known nationally, is part of the Church’s ongoing scrutiny of its handling of past
and current safeguarding cases. An Independent Reviewer will be looking at files relating to church
officers in this parish, both lay and ordained, past and present.
Individuals who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process,
or who need to come forward with information or make any disclosures, are encouraged to make direct contact
with the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser. However, recognising that this may not feel safe for those with a
lived experience of abuse from within the Church, a dedicated telephone helpline – 0800 80 20 20 – operated
independently from the Church, by the NSPCC, has been set up.
If you have any concerns about a safeguarding matter please speak with David Wheeler 01925 450881 (St Matthew's Safeguarding Co-ordinator)