Toton Churches

Safeguarding

Safeguarding Children and Young People: Principles ( March 2016)

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.  Among other things this implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.

We are committed to:

We will therefore:

This principle statement will be renewed annually, and progress in carrying it out will be monitored by the Safeguarding Coordinators.

Toton Churches Policy and Procedures  (March 2016) 

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If you have concerns about possible abuse (including allegations):

 

1. In an emergency, respond immediately.  Call 999 for the emergency services.

2. Consult the person to whom you are responsible e.g. leader of your group, or the      Safeguarding Coordinator, or your Minister.

3. Decide together whether to seek advice or to make an immediate referral.

4. Make a record of what happened, your concerns and your actions.  Sign and date it and pass it on to the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser.

 Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser:  Donna Bernard-Carlin - email 




Good Practice Guidelines

Resources are available at:

www.churchofengland.org/media/37378/protectingallgodschildren.pdf

www.churchofengland.org/clergy-office-holders/safeguarding-children-vulnerable-adults.aspx