Safeguarding children, young people and adults

As members of this church, we commit ourselves to the nurturing, protection and safekeeping of all, especially children and young people. It is the responsibility of each one of us to prevent the physical, sexual and emotional abuse of children and young people, and to report any abuse discovered or suspected.

  • We recognise that our work with children and young people is the responsibility of the whole church.
  • We undertake to exercise proper care in the selection and appointment of those working with children and young people, whether paid or volunteer.

The church is committed to supporting, resourcing and training those who work with children and young people, and to providing supervision. The church is committed to the Home Office Code of Practice Safe from Harm and adopts the guidelines and procedures published by the Baptist Union of Great Britain in its booklet Safe to Grow.

Each worker with children and young people is trained to know the recommendations and undertakes to observe them. Each shall be given a copy of the church’s agreed procedures and good practice guidelines.

As part of our commitment to children and young people the church has appointed a Safeguarding Team and Safeguarding Trustee. Contact names and phone numbers are publicly displayed in areas of the church regularly used by Young People.

All leaders are subject to our Child Protection Policy, which includes taking up references and running a DBS check.


To download the documents below, click the link which will open the PDF’s in a new window or tab, from there you should be able to save the document.

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Incident Report Form93.53 Kb
Ministry Application Form135.16 Kb
Safeguarding Policy Checklist134.17 Kb
Safeguarding Policy434.57 Kb
Signs And Symptoms Flowchart76.28 Kb

Report a Safeguarding Incident

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    Your Incident Report

    (Please state exactly what you were told/observed and what was said. Use the person’s own words as much as possible.)