PAULTON BAPTIST CHURCH

Telephone: 01761 415796

Email: paulton.baptist@yahoo.co.uk

Address: Paulton, Bristol BS39 7QR

@2019 by Paulton Baptist Church

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SAFEGUARDING POLICY STATEMENT FOR PAULTON BAPTIST CHURCH

 

 

 

 

 

Our vision


The vision statement of Paulton Baptist Church is:
Paulton Baptist Church welcomes all adults, young people and children. We seek to encourage and nurture each person’s relationship with God, and to share the good news of Jesus Christ in word and action with all in our community.
In fulfilling this vision, we:

  • Welcome 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 working with children and adults at risk

 

Our safeguarding responsibilities


The 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 co-operate with any statutory investigation into any suspected abuse linked with the church.


Safer recruitment, support and supervision of workers: The church will exercise proper care in the selection and appointment of those 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: The 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 to them.


Safer working practices: The church is committed to providing an environment that is as safe as possible for children and adults at risk and will adopt ways of working with them that promote their safety and well-being.


A safer community: The church is committed to the prevention of bullying. The church will seek to ensure that the behavior 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.

Where possible, the Church Safeguarding Team will work together if and when issues arise. However, each person has a responsibility to report allegations of abuse as soon as they are raised.
 

Paulton Baptist Church