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Safeguarding Principles

  • We will ensure and commit to nurturing, protecting and safeguarding all our congregation members, particularly children, young people and vulnerable adults.
  • We believe safeguarding is the responsibility of the whole church.
  • We undertake to exercise proper care in the selection, appointment, training and support of those working with children and vulnerable adults. 
  • We have an up-to-date and live DBS system to ensure all our children’s volunteers have an up-to-date DBS.
  • We will respond robustly and without delay to any concerns or allegations that a child or vulnerable adult may have been harmed or at risk of harm; seeking advice when needed from our partner thirty-one:eight (formerly CCPAS) and referring this to the relevant authorities.
  • We will challenge any abuse of power by anyone in a position of trust and seek to offer pastoral care to anyone who has suffered abuse.
  • We are committed to reviewing our Safeguarding Policy and Best Practice Guidance Document every year.