360Life Church Website Child and Adult Protection Statement:
360Life Church regards the protection and safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults and good working practice as a priority. In the interests of the safety and well being of all, it has developed and operates a formal safeguarding policy, which is registered with the Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service.
The church is committed to ensuring that everyone working with children, young people or vulnerable adults:
- Has been safely recruited,
- Is adequately trained and supervised,
- Understands and follows the Church’s safeguarding policy.
The safeguarding policy may be viewed and/or a copy obtained from the church office at 360Life Church, Cale Green Life Centre, 71 Adswood Road Cale Green Stockport Cheshire SK3 8HR.
As part of this Church’s commitment to children, young people and vulnerable adults it has appointed Damian Wall as Safeguarding Coordinator. All the children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in activities within the Church know who he is and how he can be contacted.
Should the Church have any safeguarding concerns it will seek the advice of the Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service and if appropriate contact the statutory authorities.
- Is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and ensuring their well-being.
- Undertakes to exercise proper care in the appointment and selection of those who will work with children and vulnerable adults.
- Believes every child should be valued, safe and happy. We want to make sure that children we have contact with know this and are empowered to tell us if they are suffering.
- Recognises that we all have a responsibility to help prevent the physical, sexual, psychological, financial and discriminatory abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults and to report any such abuse that we discover or suspect.
- Recognises the personal dignity and rights of vulnerable adults and we will ensure all our policies and procedures will reflect this.
- Believes all adults should enjoy and have access to every aspect of the life of the Church.
We are committed to:
- Following statutory, denominational and specialist guidelines in relation to safeguarding children and adults and will ensure that as a church all workers will work within the agreed procedure of our safeguarding policy.
- Implementing the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and 2005 and all other relevant legislation.
- Supporting resourcing and training those who undertake this work.
- Ensuring that we are keeping up to date with national and local developments relating to safeguarding.
- Ensuring that everyone agrees to abide by these recommendations and the guidelines established by the Church.
- Supporting all those in the Church affected by abuse.
- Children’s Social Services has lead responsibility for investigating all allegations or suspicions of abuse where there are concerns about a child. Adult Social Services has lead responsibility for investigating all allegations or suspicions of abuse where there are concerns about a vulnerable adult.
- Where an allegation suggests that a criminal offence may have been committed then the police will be contacted as a matter of urgency.
- Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.
We will review this statement and our policy annually.
If you have any concerns for a child or vulnerable adult or in relation to any safeguarding matter then please speak to one of the Safeguarding Coordinators.
Further details about safeguarding policies, training and our Disclosure Service can be obtained from the Churches Child Protection Advisory Service, P O Box 133, Swanley, Kent BR8 7UQ telephone 0845 120 4550. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.ccpas.co.uk