DRONFIELD BAPTIST CHURCH
Summary of our Policy Statement on children, young people, and the church.
This statement is reviewed and affirmed annually
at the February meeting of Church members.
All children and young people, whatever their age, gender, racial background, culture or disability, should have the opportunity to grow up safe from harm.
(where the words ‘child’ or ‘children’ appear it is taken to include young people).
Dronfield Baptist Church believes that children and young people are part of the Church today. They have much to give as well as to receive
We will nurture them in worship, learning, and in community life.
We will respect the wishes and feelings of children and young people.
As part of Dronfield Baptist Church’s commitment to children, the church has appointed three Child Protection Advocates (all of whom have some professional involvement in the nurture of children). Their role will be regularly explained to children, and their names and telephone number publicly displayed.
Regular visits (up to 3 times per year) will be made by the Advocates to each organisation to identify any necessary training/induction procedures required for newly appointed workers.
Members of Dronfield Baptist Church commit themselves to the nurturing, protection and safekeeping of all, especially children.
It is the responsibility of each member to prevent the physical, sexual and emotional abuse of children, and to report any abuse suspected, disclosed or discovered as laid down in the Good Practice Guidelines.
Members of Dronfield Baptist Church recognise that all work with children is the responsibility of the whole church.
Dronfield Baptist Church is committed to supporting, resourcing and training those who work with children and to providing supervision. The Church leadership will seek to support and encourage the leaders, workers, children and young people.
The Church has a set of detailed procedures and good practice guidelines for all involved with children during their work in the church. These Guidelines are based on the guidelines and principles published by The Baptist Union of Great Britain in its booklet “Safe To Grow” which is in line with the Home Office Code of Practice. Copies are available on request. Email email@example.com
Each worker with children
must have a current Criminal Record Bureau Disclosure.
is given a copy of the Church’s Agreed Procedures and Good Practice Guidelines. They must know the guidelines and undertake to observe them.
- is required to sign the Safe To Grow Declaration.