safguarding

SAFEGUARDING POLICY STATEMENT FOR CROYDE BAPTIST CHURCH

 

Our safeguarding responsibilities

We as a church family are completely committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk,

We commit ourselves to the nurturing, protection and safekeeping of all associated with the church and will pray for them regularly. In pursuit of this, we commit ourselves to this policy and to the development of sound procedures as set out in the Baptist union of Great Britain’s guidelines.

  • Prevention and reporting of abuse

It is the duty of each church member to help prevent the abuse (sexual, physical or emotional) of children and adults at risk, and the duty of each church member to respond to concerns immediately about the well-being of children and adults at risk.

Any form of abuse disclosed, discovered or suspected must be reported immediately (within 24 hours) in accordance with our procedures to the DPS or pastor. Confidentiality can never be promised when any form of abuse is disclosed .Any adult or child who attends CBC activities who has disclosed that they have themselves abused or are under investigation for abuse must be made known to the DSP or pastor immediately.

 The church will fully co-operate with any statutory investigation into any suspected abuse linked with the church and will follow Baptist Union guidelines and advice.

  • Safer recruitment, support and supervision of workers

The church will exercise proper care in the selection and appointment of those working with children and adults at risk, whether paid or voluntary. All workers will be provided with appropriate training, support and supervision to promote the safekeeping of children and adults at risk. All those working with children and or vulnerable adults will be DBS checked and have safeguarding training.

  • Respecting children and adults at risk

The church will adopt a code of behaviour for all who are appointed to work with children and adults at risk so that all children and adults are shown the respect that is due to them.

  • Safer working practices

The church is committed to providing an environment that is as safe as possible for children and adults at risk and will adopt ways of working with them that promote their safety and well-being.

 

 

  • A safer community

The church is committed to the prevention of bullying. The church will seek to ensure that the behaviour of any individuals who may pose a risk to children, young people and adults at risk in the community of the church is managed appropriately.

Safeguarding contact points within our church

 

The church has appointed the following individuals to form part of the church safeguarding team:

 

Christine Gilbert, Designated Person for Safeguarding (DPS)

She will advise the church on any matters related to the safeguarding of children and adults at risk and take the appropriate action when abuse is disclosed, discovered or suspected.

Christine Gilbert 01271 813468

 

Dave Matthews (pastor) 01271 870951

 

Our church leaders are also an important part of the Church Safeguarding Team.  Where possible, the Church Safeguarding Team will work together if and when issues arise. However, each person has a responsibility to report allegations of abuse as soon as they are raised.

 

 

Putting our policy into practice

  • A copy of the safeguarding policy statement will be displayed permanently on the inside door of the Sunday school room cupboard, and is available on our church website.
  • Each worker with children and/or adults at risk will be emailed a full copy of the safeguarding policy and procedures and will be asked to confirm in writing that they will follow them.
  • A full copy of the policy and procedures will be made available on request to any member of, or other person associated with the church.
  • The policy and procedures will be monitored and reviewed annually, and any necessary revisions adopted into the policy and implemented through our procedures.

 

Reviewed July 2019

 

SAFEGUARDING POLICY STATEMENT FOR CROYDE BAPTIST CHURCH

 

Our safeguarding responsibilities

We as a church family are completely committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk,

We commit ourselves to the nurturing, protection and safekeeping of all associated with the church and will pray for them regularly. In pursuit of this, we commit ourselves to this policy and to the development of sound procedures as set out in the Baptist union of Great Britain’s guidelines.

  • Prevention and reporting of abuse

It is the duty of each church member to help prevent the abuse (sexual, physical or emotional) of children and adults at risk, and the duty of each church member to respond to concerns immediately about the well-being of children and adults at risk.

Any form of abuse disclosed, discovered or suspected must be reported immediately (within 24 hours) in accordance with our procedures to the DPS or pastor. Confidentiality can never be promised when any form of abuse is disclosed .Any adult or child who attends CBC activities who has disclosed that they have themselves abused or are under investigation for abuse must be made known to the DSP or pastor immediately.

 The church will fully co-operate with any statutory investigation into any suspected abuse linked with the church and will follow Baptist Union guidelines and advice.

  • Safer recruitment, support and supervision of workers

The church will exercise proper care in the selection and appointment of those working with children and adults at risk, whether paid or voluntary. All workers will be provided with appropriate training, support and supervision to promote the safekeeping of children and adults at risk. All those working with children and or vulnerable adults will be DBS checked and have safeguarding training.

  • Respecting children and adults at risk

The church will adopt a code of behaviour for all who are appointed to work with children and adults at risk so that all children and adults are shown the respect that is due to them.

  • Safer working practices

The church is committed to providing an environment that is as safe as possible for children and adults at risk and will adopt ways of working with them that promote their safety and well-being.

 

 

  • A safer community

The church is committed to the prevention of bullying. The church will seek to ensure that the behaviour of any individuals who may pose a risk to children, young people and adults at risk in the community of the church is managed appropriately.

Safeguarding contact points within our church

 

The church has appointed the following individuals to form part of the church safeguarding team:

 

Christine Gilbert, Designated Person for Safeguarding (DPS)

She will advise the church on any matters related to the safeguarding of children and adults at risk and take the appropriate action when abuse is disclosed, discovered or suspected.

Christine Gilbert 01271 813468

 

Dave Matthews (pastor) 01271 870951

 

Our church leaders are also an important part of the Church Safeguarding Team.  Where possible, the Church Safeguarding Team will work together if and when issues arise. However, each person has a responsibility to report allegations of abuse as soon as they are raised.

 

 

Putting our policy into practice

  • A copy of the safeguarding policy statement will be displayed permanently on the inside door of the Sunday school room cupboard, and is available on our church website.
  • Each worker with children and/or adults at risk will be emailed a full copy of the safeguarding policy and procedures and will be asked to confirm in writing that they will follow them.
  • A full copy of the policy and procedures will be made available on request to any member of, or other person associated with the church.
  • The policy and procedures will be monitored and reviewed annually, and any necessary revisions adopted into the policy and implemented through our procedures.

 

Reviewed July 2019