Child Protection Policy Statement; including vulnerable adults
Providence Baptist Church, Union Street, Mountain Ash
This statement was agreed at the church meeting on
Sunday, November 5th 2015
It will be read annually at the church meeting held in November, where progress in carrying it out will be monitored.
*As members of this church, we commit ourselves to the nurturing, protection and safekeeping of all, especially children and young people.
*As members of this church, we commit ourselves to the protection and safekeeping of all who are seen as vulnerable adults.
*It is the responsibility of each one of us to prevent the physical, sexual and emotional abuse of children and young people, and to report any abuse discovered or suspected.
*We recognise that our work with children or young people is the responsibility of the whole church.
*We undertake to exercise proper care in the selection and appointment of those working with children, young people and vulnerable adults whether paid or volunteer.
*The Church is committed to supporting, resourcing and training those who work with children and young people, and to providing supervision.
* The Church is committed to following the Home Office Code of Practise Safe from Harm and adopts the guidelines and procedures published by the Baptist Union of Great Britain in its publication, ‘Safe to Grow’ (revised edition).
*Each worker with children and young people must know the recommendations and undertake to observe them.
*Each shall be given a copy of the church’s agreed procedure and Good Practice guidelines
As part of our commitment to children and young people (and where necessary vulnerable adults) the church had appointed to be their Advocates.
Their role will be regularly explained to children, and their names(s) Address(es) and phone numbers will be publicly displayed.