Adults at Risk Policy statement

Church Policy statement on adults at risk and the church 
This statement was agreed at the church meeting. 
It will be read annually at the church meeting held in the month of October where progress in carrying it out will be monitored. 
  1. As members of this church we commit ourselves to the safeguarding of adults at risk and ensuring their well-being in the life of this church. 
  2. It is the responsibility of each of us to prevent the physical, emotional, sexual, financial and spiritual abuse of adults at risk and to report any such abuse that we discover or suspect. 
  3. We are dedicated in the pastoral care and support of those who have experienced abuse. 
  4. We undertake to exercise proper care in the appointment and selection of those who will work with adults at risk.
  5. The church is committed to supporting, resourcing and training those who undertake this work. 
  6. The church adopts the guidelines of the Baptist Union of Great Britain published in Safe To Belong 2015. 
  7. Each person who works with adults at risk will agree to abide by these recommendations and the guidelines established by this church. 
  8. As part of our commitment to Adults at risk, the church has appointed Jan West, Simon Lace and Steph Littlejohn to be their Designated Persons and Eileen Charlton as Designated Trustee. 
Their role will be regularly explained to the adults, and their names and contact details displayed.