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Working with Children and Young People

safeguarding umbrellaChildren and young people are part of our church today. They have much to give as well as to receive. As we nurture them in worship, learning, and in community life, we listen to them and respect the wishes and feelings of children and young people.

Our policy statement is set out below, if you have any questions or concerns please email Safeguarding Queries

Policy statement on Safeguarding Children and Young People in the Church

This statement was agreed by the church meeting and is reviewed annually at the annual church meeting

BLUNTISHAM BAPTIST CHURCH (referred to as “the church” in the Policy Statement)

SAFEGUARDING MISSION STATEMENT

The Deacons recognise the need to provide a safe and caring environment for children and young people. We also acknowledge that children and young people can be the victims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and neglect. The membership of the church has therefore adopted the procedures set out in this policy document.

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Working with Vulnerable Adults

The current guidelines from the Baptist Union's on safeguarding vulnerable adults is entitled 'Safe to Belong' and can be ordered from the Baptist Union's webstore by clicking here. The church is following these guidelines and will be drawing up our own specific procedures once these guidelines have been reviewed and reissued by the Baptist Union.

Following the introduction of the Care Act 2014, our polices in relation to Safeguarding Adults are currently under review.

 

Policy statement on Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults in the Church

This statement was adopted at the church meeting held on 14th November 2012. It will be presented each year to a church meeting held in the month of November where progress in carrying it out will be monitored.

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More information

Baptist Union of Great Britain Safeguarding

NSPCC click here

Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre (CEOP) click here