Leadership Safeguarding Statement on the Protection of Children and Adults
following statement was agreed by the leadership on: 9th March 2021
- This place of
worship/organisation* is committed to the safeguarding of children and adults
with care and support needs and ensuring their well-being.
- We recognise that we all have a
responsibility to help prevent the physical, sexual, psychological, financial
and discriminatory abuse and neglect of adults at risk of harm and abuse and to
report any such abuse that we discover or suspect.
- We recognise that the personal
dignity and rights of adults and will ensure all our policies and procedures
will reflect this.
- We believe all adults should
enjoy and have access to every aspect of the life of the place of
- We undertake to exercise proper
care in the appointment and selection of those who will work with children and
adults with care and support needs.
- We believe every child should
be valued, safe and happy. We want to
make sure that children we have contact with know this and are empowered to
tell us if they are experiencing significant harm.
- Following statutory denominational
and specialist guidelines in relation to safeguarding children and adults and
will ensure that as a place of worship/organisation all workers will work
within the agreed procedure of our safeguarding policy.
- Implementing the requirements
of the Disability Discrimination Acts 1995 and 2005, Equality Act 2010 and all
other relevant legislation.
- Supporting, resourcing and
training those who undertake this work.
- Ensuring that we are keeping up
to date with national and local developments relating to safeguarding.
- Ensuring that everyone agrees
to abide by these recommendations and the guidelines established by this place
- Supporting all in the place of
worship/organisation affected by abuse.
- Children’s Social Services has
lead responsibility for investigating all allegations or suspicions of abuse
where there are concerns about a child.
Adult Social Care has lead responsibility for investigating all
allegations or suspicions of abuse where there are concerns about an adult with
care and support needs.
- Where an allegation suggests
that a criminal offence may have been committed then the police should be contacted
as a matter of urgency.
- Safeguarding is everyone’s
will review this statement and our policy annually.
If you have any concerns for a child or
adult, then speak to one of the following who have been approved as
safeguarding co-ordinators for this place of worship/organisation: John Jenkins (Safeguarding
Co-Ordinator) or Anne Ball (Deputy
The Leadership team recognises the importance of its
ministry /work with children and young people and adults in need of protection
and its responsibility to protect everyone entrusted to our care.
The following statement was agreed by the leadership
team on: 9th March 2021
This place of worship/organisation is committed to the
safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and ensuring their well-being.
The full safeguarding policy can be accessed here.