Keeping each other and ourselves safe from harm is very important and it’s something we take seriously.
Here you’ll find information about our safeguarding procedures, and our Covid-secure strategy.
We accept the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Convention of Human Rights, which states that everyone is entitled to “all the rights and freedoms set forth therein, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status”.
Every individual is equally precious and deserving of support and protection. We also acknowledge that there are some groups within society who are less able to safeguard themselves, children and some adults deemed ‘at risk’. For this reason we have set in place a ‘Safeguarding Everyone Policy’, which takes into consideration the needs of both of these groups.
Additionally in 2021, as the global pandemic continues, we are doing all we can to ensure everyone is safe. The steps we have taken in relation to Covid-19 are outlined below, with additional information about safeguarding.
Covid-19: What have we done?
Since lockdown was first announced in March 2020 we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to ensure we’re protecting people as far as possible.
Since May 2021, we’ve enjoyed gathering together in person, and online.
Everyone has a part to play in making sure we all stay safe, and we will be continuing to update our procedures in line with government guidance.
We recognise the need to provide a safe and caring environment for children, young people and adults at risk.
We acknowledge that children, young people and adults at risk can be the victims of physical, sexual, emotional abuse, and neglect.
In all we do, we aim to both consider and promote the needs of children, young people and adults at risk, which is precisely what Jesus taught.
Our Board of Trustees is committed to safeguarding everyone, and support the efforts of Katie Kay (Safeguarding Coordinator) and the team. Please see link below for a copy of our safeguarding policy.