SAFEGUARDING POLICY STATEMENT
Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of male and female in God’s own image and likeness. Christians 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 principles set out in thirtyone:eight’s ‘Staying Safe and Secure’ booklet https://thirtyoneeight.org/media/2122/stayingsafeandsecure.pdf
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 email@example.com
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would prefer to speak with someone outside the church contact thirtyone:eight (formerly known as CCPAS) Helpline: 0303 003 11 11