Safeguarding is the protection of adults and children from harm, abuse or neglect.
We all have the same rights and expectations to independence, respect, choice, fulfilment of our ambitions, to be heard, included, and to have privacy and confidentiality. These expectations are central to the way in which we interact with each other in our life together.
Safeguarding involves a range of activities aimed at promoting the individual’s fundamental right to be safe. These include making and maintaining safe environments for all, having processes to follow should something go wrong, and support for everyone involved.
Every church should adopt safeguarding policy statements for children, young people, and adults at risk.
The LBA supports churches in this important aspect of ministry by providing DBS Checks for Ministers and Safeguarding Training for church members.
For further details on Safeguarding policies and procedures please see the Baptist Union website: www.baptist.org.uk/Groups/220183/Safeguarding.aspx
If you wish to arrange safeguarding training for your local church, please contact Cynthia Arthur.
If you wish to report safeguarding concern or require advice on a specific aspect of policy, please contact Rev. Phil Barnard (Association Safeguarding Officer).
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