Safeguarding & Data Protection


Safeguarding


St Mary Without – the – Walls 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 
www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding

If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues of a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at www.chester.anglican.org/social-responsibility/safeguarding


Data Privacy Notice


The GDPR ( General Data Protection Regulation) came into effect on 25 May 2018, replacing the earlier 2008 Data Protection Act and strengthening the earlier requirements to protect  personal information held by organisations

All  registered charities, including parishes, must comply with GDPR to ensure that

·         personal data is processed lawfully, transparently and fairly

·         data is used for the specific purpose/s for which is held, and none other without further consent

·         data will be kept up to date and only for as long as required

·         data will not be disclosed to third parties without consent of the individual.

St . Mary's has drawn up a Data Privacy Notice which sets out in greater detail how we manage and look after personal data held by the PCC and the Clergy team.

The Notice is available to view on Noticeboards in Church and in the Parish Centre.

To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact the PCC Secretary /Data Controller via St. Mary's Parish Office, Overleigh Rd, Chester CH4 7HL:                      tel 01244 671202, email: office.stmaryschester@btconnect.com 
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You can also contact the Information Commissioner's Office at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF : 0303 123 1113 or via email at https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/


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