The church is committed to providing services for children and families of the highest quality. We recognise that children play a key role in the life of the church and value the unique contributions that each child brings to the church family. We value family and commit to working to support all families in our church in a way that meets individual needs within the context of scripture. We recognise that the welfare of the child is paramount and have set out the following policies and procedures to ensure that we maintain a quality of provision that ensures that we protect our children and families to the best of our ability.
Safeguarding Policy Statement
We believe every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of male and female in God’s own image and likeness. We see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. This implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.
We accept and endorse the ten safeguarding standards set out by thirtyone:eight (with whom we are a member) at https://thirtyoneeight.org/about-us/who-we-are/our-ten-standards/
We commit ourselves to nurture, protect and safeguard all our members, particularly children, young people and vulnerable adults.
We recognise that safeguarding is the responsibility of the whole church community.
We undertake to exercise proper care in the selection, appointment, training and support of those working in both paid and voluntary positions with children or vulnerable adults, including the use of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosures and making appropriate referrals to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
We will respond without delay to concerns or allegations that a child or vulnerable adult may have been harmed, cooperating with the police and social care services in any investigation.
We will challenge any abuse of power by anyone in a position of trust.
We will seek to offer pastoral care and support to anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with them appropriate pastoral support.
We will seek to offer pastoral care and support, including supervision and referral to the proper authorities, to any member of our church community known to have offended against a child, young person or vulnerable adult.
A full copy of the Revelation Church Safeguarding Policy can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We have appointed Malcolm Kyte as the Safeguarding Officer
and Jen Tuson as the Deputy Safeguarding Officer.
If you have any concerns around the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult please speak to Malcolm or Jen in the first instance, or approach the leadership team if they are unavailable.
Safeguarding Officer: Malcolm Kyte - email@example.com
If you would prefer to speak with someone outside the church contact thirtyone:eight (formerly known as CCPAS) Helpline: 0303 003 11 11