As a church we take safeguarding very seriously and believe it is our responsibility to create a safe environment for children, young people and vulnerable adults attending any activities we run. We are committed to good practice as identified by our ‘Safeguarding Policy and Procedures’ document, which conforms to current government and Baptist Union of Great Britain recommendations and can be viewed or downloaded by clicking here.
Our SAFEGUARDING TEAM is responsible for all matters concerning safeguarding in the church, including training and DBS (police) checks for all volunteers and employees.
Designated person for Safeguarding
Mary Elford (advises the church on safeguarding matters and takes appropriate action when concerns are raised or abuse disclosed, discovered or suspected)
Deputy designated person for Safeguarding:
Jenni Hedger (carries out the administration of DBS checks, training, references for volunteers etc)
Martin Elford (oversees and monitors the implementation of our safeguarding policy & procedures on behalf of the Church Trustees)
Our CHURCH MINISTER, Rev Peter Burns, is also an important part of the Church Safeguarding Team.