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OUR CHURCH’S SAFEGUARDING POLICY

WHAT IS SAFEGUARDING?

Safeguarding is the protection of children, young and vulnerable adults. It is about protecting those, who may not have a voice otherwise.

In our Church life we aim to:

  • Value, listen and respect children and young people as well as promote their welfare and protection.

  • Undertake safe recruitment, supervision and training for all children’s & youth workers within the Church.

  • Encourage and support parents/carers in good parenting practice.

  • Maintain links with the statutory childcare authorities and outside organisations so that we may share in their expertise and advice.

  • Support anybody who has been affected by abuse.

  • Adopt a procedure for dealing with any concerns relating to any form of abuse.  This procedure is an integral part of our safeguarding policy.

  • Maintain a safe environment for all.

 

 

OUR SAFEGUARDING TEAM

 

It is the responsibility of the whole church family at Nantwich Elim to ensure a safe environment for everybody including children, young people and vulnerable adults.  The Church has appointed a safeguarding officer and two deputies to deal with safeguarding policy and practice within all aspects of Church family life. Details of our safeguarding team are contained within Nantwich Elim’s safeguarding policy.

 

 

INTERNAL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS & RESOURCES

 

Nantwich Elim Church Safeguarding Policy and Addendum 

Safeguarding Awareness Leaflet 

 

 

EXTERNAL SUPPORTING RESOURCES

Cheshire East Safeguarding Children's Partnership

Concerned About an Adult

Cheshire Without Abuse Website

 

 

THIRTYONE:EIGHT

 

Nantwich Elim Church is a member of thirtyone:eight, a Christian organisation giving advice, providing training and undertaking DBS checks. The Church uses these services to ensure that all our workers have the relevant level of clearance when working with children, young people and vulnerable adults.  More information on thirtyone:eight can be found on the following link. 

 

https://thirtyoneeight.org

 

 

CONFIDENTIALITY AND DATA PROTECTION

 

The Church complies with all current data protection legislation and associated guidelines.  These are applied to all aspects of the Church’s work and are regularly reviewed as part of our safeguarding overview.