Safeguarding Policy

 

King's Church Little Lever regards the protection and safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults 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, which is registered with the Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service.

King's Church is committed to ensuring that everyone working with children or young people:

BL3 Rounders 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/organisation’s commitment to children, young people and vulnerable adults it has appointed John Seddon as Safeguarding Co-ordinator and Sarah Close as the Deputy Safeguarding Co-ordinator. All the children and young people and vulnerable 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 Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service and if appropriate contact the statutory authorities.

King's Church is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults 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 vulnerable adults and to report any such abuse that we discover or suspect.

 We recognise that the personal dignity and rights of vulnerable 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/organisation.

 We undertake to exercise proper care in the appointment and selection of those who will work with children and vulnerable adults.

 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 suffering harm.

We are committed to:

We recognise:

 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 a vulnerable adult.

 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.

 If you have any concerns for a child or vulnerable adult or in relation to any safeguarding matter then please speak to one of the Safeguarding Co-ordinators.

Further details about safeguarding policies, training and our Disclosure Service can be obtained from the Churches Child Protection Advisory Service, P O Box 133, Swanley, Kent BR8 7UQ telephone 0845 120 4550. Email info@ccpas.co.uk Web: www.ccpas.co.uk