Safeguarding children, young people and adults


We want everyone who comes into contact with Cambray Baptist Church to feel safe, valued and cared for. We believe that each person is made in the image of God, and as a result has an inherent dignity and worth.

However, we also recognise that we live in a sinful world where human beings rebel against God and his ways for us and harm one another in innumerable ways. We believe that the human heart is wicked and deceitful and that we are all capable of falling into sin.

We believe in the good news that God offers us forgiveness and new life if we will receive Jesus Christ as our saviour and Lord. We believe that when we submit to God and allow him to work in us by his Holy Spirit we will grow in our faith and gradually become more like Jesus. Our greatest purpose and joy is to be in relationship with God and to know his transforming work within us that gives us the power to change and become more Christ-like, living lives that glorify God.

The church is a place where the love of God for each person is displayed and where we live, learn and grow together in our faith. This involves supporting, encouraging, and even challenging and rebuking one another when we sin, all for the glory of God and for our individual and mutual good. We believe that God sees everything and that he knows even our secret and hidden sins and that one day each of us will stand before him as our judge. As we journey and grow together in this life of faith, we recognise that we are not perfect and that at various times we will all have to both offer and seek forgiveness from others.

We recognise that, because of the mission of the church to reach fallen people, within the context of church life there could be opportunities for individuals or groups to harm, abuse, or exploit others. We therefore have adopted a Safeguarding Policy and Procedures (see below), and train our Leaders and Ministry Teams in Safeguarding so as to guard and protect all who come among us.

We as a church are committed to stand against any misuse of power, abuse, or exploitation. Our church community takes seriously its responsibility to care for and protect each member of our church community and all those we work with, particularly those who are weaker or more vulnerable.

Policy and Procedures

You can read our Safeguarding Policy and Procedures here by clicking the icon below to read it as a flip-book:

Cambray Safeguarding Policy and Procedures

To download the Safeguarding Policy and Procedures document, or download one of the forms from the Appendices, click the appropriate link below 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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Form Confidential File Chronology 2024 0271.68 Kb
Form Incident Report 2024 02146.71 Kb
Form Record of Conversations Actions 2024 0275.7 Kb
Form Staff Volunteer Role Description 2024 0291.08 Kb
Form Voluntary Worker Agreement 2024 02140.32 Kb
Form Voluntary Worker Application Form 2024 02164.26 Kb
Safeguarding Policy Procedures Cambray 2024 021.79 Mb


If you have any concerns about the way that you, or anyone else has been treated, or about anything that we do as a church, please speak to one of the Elders or deacons or to one of our Safeguarding Officers. You can find out who they are from the documents on this webpage, this website or posters on the notice boards in the church building.

As a church we take safeguarding seriously and we work with local and national organisations to help us to do all we can to keep everyone safe. We will fulfill all our legal duties to protect both children and Adults at Risk of Abuse, and we aim to go above and beyond and to discharge our safeguarding duties in a way that is biblically faithful and pleasing to our loving heavenly father, who calls us to do justice, love kindness and to walk humbly before him.

We commit to speaking to you openly and honestly if we have any concerns that you need to know about. If you have any concerns or require any support of help, please do not hesitate to speak to someone that you trust within the church.

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