Everybody is made in the image of God. Because of this we know that we all have value and dignity. Jesus calls us to a love like no other. A love that seeks others first and a love that has no boundaries.
We commit to care for, protect and safeguard any and all visitors, members and staff, particularly children, young people and vulnerable adults.
This protection and safeguarding is the responsibility of the whole church.
We will show care and attention in the appointment, training and support of those working with children, young people or vulnerable adults.
We will respond without delay to allegations or fears that a child or vulnerable adult may have been harmed in any way, assisting in any investigation.
We will challenge abuse of power by those in a position of trust.
We will offer pastoral care to anyone who has suffered, is suffering or is a survivor of abuse in any form.
We will offer pastoral care and support, including referral to the authorities, to any member of our church community known to have offended against a child, young person or vulnerable adult.
If you have any concerns about the welfare of yourself, a child, young person or vulnerable adult please speak to a member of our safeguarding team by calling the office or sending an email to Samantha Gough, Designated Safeguarding Officer or Jen Smart, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer.
Please click here for the full Safeguarding policy