Child Protection Policy Statement

Church Policy statement on children, young people 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 nurturing, protection and safekeeping of all, especially children and young people. 
  2. It is the responsibility of each one of us to prevent all forms of abuse of children and young people, and to report any abuse discovered or suspected. 
  3. We recognise that our work with children and young people is the responsibility of the whole church. 
  4. We undertake to exercise proper care in the selection and appointment of those working with children and young people, whether paid or volunteer. 
  5. The church is committed to supporting, resourcing and training those who work with children and young people, and to providing supervision. 
  6. The church is committed to following current legislation and government guidance and adopts the guidelines and procedures published by the Baptist Union of Great Britain in its publication Safe to Grow (revised edition). 
  7. Each worker with children and young people must know the recommendations, and undertake to observe them. Each shall be given a copy of the church’s agreed procedures and Good Practice guidelines. 
  8. As part of our commitment to children and young people, the church has appointed 
  9. 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 children, and their names and contact details displayed.