SAFEGUARDING POLICY STATEMENT
The vision statement of Connect Church is ‘to build the Kingdom and make disciples’.
In living out this vision, we:
● Welcome anyone, including children and adults at risk, into the life of our community
● Run activities for children and adults at risk
● Make our premises available to organisations with children and adults at risk
Our safeguarding responsibilities
Connect Church recognises its responsibilities in safeguarding all children, young people and adults at risk, regardless of gender, ethnicity or ability.
As members of this church we commit ourselves to the nurturing, protection and safekeeping of all associated with the church and will pray for them regularly. In pursuit of this, we commit ourselves to this policy and to the development of sound procedures to ensure we implement our policy well.
● Prevention and reporting of abuse
It is the duty of each church member to help prevent the abuse of children and adults at risk, and the duty of each church member to respond to concerns about the well-being of children and adults at risk. Any abuse disclosed, discovered or suspected will be reported in accordance with our procedures. The church will fully cooperate with any statutory investigation into any suspected abuse linked with the church.
● Safer recruitment, support and supervision of workers
Connect Church will exercise proper care in the selection and appointment ofhose working with children and adults at risk, whether paid or voluntary. All workers will be provided with appropriate training, support and supervision to promote the safekeeping of children and adults at risk.
● Respecting children and adults at risk
Connect Church will adopt a code of behaviour for all who are appointed to work with children and adults at risk so that all children and adults are shown the respect that is due them.
● Safer working practices
Connect Church is committed to providing an environment which is as safe as possible for children and adults at risk and will adopt ways of working with them which promote their safety and wellbeing.
● A safer community
Connect Church is committed to the prevention of bullying. We will seek to ensure that the behaviour of any individuals who may pose a risk to children, young people and adults at risk in the community of the church is managed appropriately.
For access to our full safeguarding policy and procedures please do contact us directly. If you wish to make a safeguarding claim and are unable or unwilling to contact us directly, please do not hesitate to contact the East Midland Baptist
T: 0115 9818645
A: EMBA Office,
West Bridgford Baptist Church,