Safeguarding

Keeping our children and adults safe doesn't happen by chance.

 

Keeping our children and adults safe is important to us. To ensure this, we have put several measures in place.

 

All our teachers and where appropriate, helpers, have a DBS checks (Disclosure & Barring Service), we also have a comprehensive "Child and Vulnerable Adults Protection Policy and Procedures" manual. 

 

We work closely with the Churches Child Protection Advisory Service(CCPAS) to ensure this is kept up to date.

Workers Process

All staff and volunteers working with children complete the following process:

 

  1. Children's or Youth worker lead, ask the DBS team to start the process with a new person, with an Elders backing.

  2. DBS team give that individual:

    1. Application form

    2. Declaration of criminal offenses

    3. Job description

  3. DBS team take up the references on the return of the application - if concerns application is paused.

  4. DBS check completed and proof of ID required - if concerns application is paused.

  5. Once the DBS team is satisfied the process is complete, the Children's or Youth Worker Lead is informed, that the new person is able to start volunteering.

    1. Access is given to our Safeguarding HQ which includes a Children's Workers handbook, best practice guidelines and much more.

  6. The new person will then be invited to ongoing meetings, training events and updated with tips and changes in policy. 

 

Strategy

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