Street Baptist Church has a legal responsibility as a charity, and a duty of care to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults and those who work with them. We take these duties very seriously.
Our safeguarding policy
The policy applies to all areas of church life and covers all activities, and we are committed to making sure that it is put into practice. We care about children, young people and vulnerable adults, so we make sure all those who work with them understand why it is important to keep them safe. The policy is reviewed by the Safeguarding Team and the Leadership Team annually.
Street Baptist Church conducts DBS disclosure checks on all adults who are known to work regularly with children, young people and vulnerable adults within the church. These people also read and sign the Safeguarding Policy, which is available below.
The Safeguarding Team is Pauline Elliott and Sean Dickinson.
We are committed to keeping all our volunteers trained and kept abreast of safeguarding issues. We strongly encourage all of our leadership team, staff team and volunteers to periodically attend the safeguarding training, initially via CCPAS Facing the Unthinkable seminars then regular in-house updates.
Talk to us if you’re concerned
Report any concerns as soon as possible to the safeguarding team. Details of this can be found on page 10 of the safeguarding policy.