Tony Bennett is our Safeguarding Coordinator
He oversees the training of all who work with children and adults in the church context, ensuring they have the relevant DBS checks and safeguarding training.
Tony is the first person to speak to if you have any safeguarding concerns or questions.
The church's safeguarding responsibilities
The church recognises its responsibility for the safeguarding of all children under the age of 18 as set out in the relevant legislation and guidance, including:
We also recognise our responsibility to safeguard vulnerable adults. We commit ourselves to constantly working to be a safer church, reviewing and improving the way we do things.
As members of this church we commit ourselves to the nurturing, protection and safeguarding of all children and young people associated with the church and will pray for this regularly.
In pursuit of this we commit ourselves to developing and following safeguarding policies and procedures and to ensure they are implemented. To this end, the church will promote
The church as a whole is reminded annually of our safeguarding policy and responsibilities before one of the Sunday morning services – designated Safeguarding Sunday.
The church's safeguarding team