King's Church Little Lever regards the safeguarding of children, young people, adults with additional care and support needs and good working practice as a priority. In the interests of the safety and well being of all it has developed and operates a formal safeguarding policy.
King's Church is committed to ensuring that everyone working with children or young people and adults with additional care and support:
- has been safely recruited,
- is adequately trained and supervised,
- understands and follows the place of worship safeguarding policy.
The safeguarding policy may be viewed and/or a copy obtained from the office at King's Church
As part of this place of worship’s commitment to children, young people and vulnerable adults it has appointed David Kell as Safeguarding Co-ordinator with John Seddon and Joanne Clee as Deputy Safeguarding Co-ordinators. All the children and young people and adults involved in activities within the church know who they are and how they can be contacted.
Should King's Church have any safeguarding concerns it will seek the advice of the Thirtyone:eight and if appropriate contact the statutory authorities.
Thirtyone:Eight are an independent Christian charity which helps individuals, organisations, charities, faith and community groups to protect vulnerable people from abuse.
Statement on SafeguardingPROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS POLICY STATEMENT
The following statement was agreed by the leadership SEPTEMBER 2021
- This place of worship is committed to the safeguarding of children and adults with care and support needs and ensuring their well-being.
- We recognise that we all have a responsibility to help prevent the physical, sexual, psychological, financial and discriminatory abuse and neglect of adults at risk of harm and abuse and to report any such abuse that we discover or suspect.
- We recognise that the personal dignity and rights of adults and will ensure all our policies and procedures will reflect this.
- We believe all adults should enjoy and have access to every aspect of the life of the place of worship.
- We undertake to exercise proper care in the appointment and selection of those who will work with children and adults with care and support needs.
- We believe every child should be valued, safe and happy. We want to make sure that children we have contact with know this and are empowered to tell us if they are experiencing significant harm.
- Following statutory denominational and specialist guidelines in relation to safeguarding children and adults and will ensure that as a place of worship all workers will work within the agreed procedure of our safeguarding policy.
- Implementing the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Acts 1995 and 2005, Equality Act 2010 and all other relevant legislation.
- Supporting, resourcing and training those who undertake this work.
- Ensuring that we are keeping up to date with national and local developments relating to safeguarding.
- Ensuring that everyone agrees to abide by these recommendations and the guidelines established by this place of worship.
- Supporting all in the place of worship affected by abuse.
- Children’s Social Services has lead responsibility for investigating all allegations or suspicions of abuse where there are concerns about a child. Adult Social Care has lead responsibility for investigating all allegations or suspicions of abuse where there are concerns about an adult with care and support needs.
- Where an allegation suggests that a criminal offence may have been committed then the police should be contacted as a matter of urgency.
- Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility