Safeguarding Policy Summary

Fords’ Lane Church commits to the nurturing, safeguarding and protection of everyone, especially children, young people, and vulnerable adults, and to ensuring their wellbeing. This is in line with God’s commandment to treat others as we would like to be treated ourselves.

Members and visitors should take part in church activities with confidence that they and their families will be safe at all times. Safeguarding is therefore the responsibility of everyone.

The church follows current legislation and government guidance on safeguarding. This includes ensuring everyone knows what to do if abuse is discovered or suspected.

It is everyone’s responsibility to prevent all forms of abuse to children, young people and vulnerable adults and to report any abuse discovered or suspected to the people below.

We implement the requirements of legislation regarding people with disabilities.

Church leaders commit to make the church (including children and young people) aware of the Safeguarding Lead and Deputy’s roles and their names and contact details are publicly displayed.

The church supports, resources and trains those who work with children, young people and vulnerable adults (paid and volunteer) and provides necessary support as they do so. Church leaders exercise proper care in the selection and appointment of such workers.

Each worker with children, young people or vulnerable adults should know the safeguarding policy and Code of Conduct and agree to abide by them. The church provides training for workers and ensures they agree to abide by them.

Safeguarding Lead: Paul Harper (07975 918466)

Deputy: Clare Ayebare (07740 681990)

You can contact Paul or Clare if you have any safeguarding concerns.