Safeguarding & Child Protection
As a Church we recognise the need to provide a safe and caring environment for children, young people and vulnerable adults.
We believe that children, young people and vulnerable adults have a right to be protected from “all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse, while in the care of parent(s), legal guardian(s), or any other person who has care of the child.”
As a Leadership we have therefore adopted the procedures set out in our safeguarding policy in accordance with statutory guidance.
We are committed to build constructive links with statutory and voluntary agencies involved in safeguarding.
Our policy and practice guidelines are based on the ten Safe and Secure safeguarding standards published by the Churches' Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS) and prepared in consultation with Baptist Union of Great Britain.
The Leadership undertakes to:
endorse and follow all national and local safeguarding legislation and procedures, in addition to the international conventions outlined above.
provide on-going safeguarding training for all its workers and will regularly review the operational guidelines attached.
ensure that the premises meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and all other relevant legislation, and that it is welcoming and inclusive.
support the Safeguarding Coordinator(s) in their work and in any action they may need to take in order to protect children and vulnerable adults.
file a copy of the policy and practice guidelines with CCPAS and the Baptist Union and any amendments subsequently published. The Leadership agrees not to allow the document to be copied by other organisations.
Mrs Jan Grey
Mrs Sally Griffiths
Policies & Guidlines
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