REDHILL BAPTIST CHURCH
Children, Young People and Adults at Risk (Vulnerable Adults)
Redhill Baptist Church regards the protection and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk (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 in line with guidance from the Baptist Union of Great Britain. Redhill Baptist Church is committed to ensuring that everyone working with children, young people and/or adults at risk is:
● safely recruited,
● adequately trained and supervised,
● following the Redhill Baptist Church’s safeguarding policy.
The safeguarding policy may be viewed and/or a copy obtained from the office at Redhill Baptist Church, Hatchlands Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 6AE or on our website www.redhillbaptist.org.uk
As part of this place of worship and it’s authorised activities commitment to children, young people and vulnerable adults it has appointed Miranda Odysseos-Beaumont as Designated Safeguarding Lead and David Morley as Deputy Safeguarding Lead.
Should the place of worship/organisation have any safeguarding concerns it will seek the advice of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and if appropriate contact necessary the statutory authorities.
Redhill Baptist Church
• Redhill Baptist Church is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk and ensuring their well-being.
• We recognise that we all have a responsibility to help prevent the physical, sexual, psychological/emotional, spiritual & financial and discriminatory abuse and neglect of adults at risk and to report any such abuse that we discover or suspect.
• We recognise the personal dignity and the rights of adults at risk and will ensure all our policies and procedures reflect this.
• 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:
• Following statutory denominational and specialist guidelines in relation to safeguarding children and adults and will ensure that as a place of worship/organisation all workers will work within the agreed procedures of our safeguarding policy.
• Implementing the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Acts 1995 and 2005 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/organisation.
• Supporting all in the place of worship/organisation affected by abuse.
• Children’s Social Services has the 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 adult at risk.
• 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.
We will review this statement and our policy annually.
If you have any concerns for a child or vulnerable adult or in relation to any safeguarding matter then please contact the Safeguarding Team.
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