Safeguarding Statement

The Church and Pastors Council (CPC) and the Youth and Discipleship Department (YDD) recognises the importance of its ministry /work with children and young people and adults at risk and its responsibility to protect everyone entrusted to our care.

The following statement was agreed by the CPC and YDD.

This place of worship/organisation is committed to the safeguarding of children and adults at risk and ensuring their well-being. Specifically:

  • We recognise that we all have a responsibility to help prevent the physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect of children and young people (those under 18 years of age) and to report any such abuse we discover or suspect.

  • We believe every child should be valued, safe and happy. We want to make sure children we have contact with know this and are empowered to tell us if they are suffering harm.

  • All children and young people have the right to be treated with respect, to be listened to and to be protected from all forms of abuse.

  • We recognise our responsibility to help prevent the physical, sexual, psychological, financial and discriminatory abuse and neglect of adults at risk and are committed to report any such abuse we discover or suspect.

  • We recognise the personal dignity and rights of adults who find themselves victims of forced marriage or modern slavery and will ensure all our policies and procedures reflect this.

  • We recognise the personal dignity and rights of adults at risk and will ensure all our policies and procedures reflect this.

  • We believe all adults should enjoy and have access to every aspect of the life of the place of worship/organisation unless they pose a risk to the safety of those we serve.

  • We undertake to exercise proper care in the appointment and selection of all those who will work with children and adults at risk.

We are committed to:

  • Following the requirements for UK legislation in relation to safeguarding children and adults at risk and good practice recommendations.

  • Respecting the rights of children as described in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  • Implementing the requirements of legislation regarding people with disabilities.

  • Ensuring that workers adhere to the agreed procedures of our safeguarding policy.

  • Keeping up to date with local and national developments relating to safeguarding.

  • Following any denominational or organisational guidelines in relation to

    safeguarding children and adults at risk.

  • Supporting the safeguarding co-ordinator/s in their work and in any action they may

    need to take in order to protect children/adults at risk.

  • Ensuring that everyone agrees to abide by these recommendations and the

    guidelines established by this place of worship/organisation.

  • Supporting parents and families.

  • Nurturing, protecting and safeguarding of children and young people.

  • Supporting, resourcing, training, monitoring and providing supervision to all those

    who undertake this work.

  • Supporting all in the place of worship/organisation affected by abuse.

  • Adopting and following the ‘Safe and Secure’ safeguarding standards developed by

    the Thirtyone:eight.

We recognise:

  • Children’s Social Services (or equivalent) has lead responsibility for investigating all allegations or suspicions of abuse where there are concerns about a child. Adult Social Care (or equivalent) has lead responsibility for investigating all allegations or suspicions of abuse where there are concerns about an adult at risk.

  • Where an allegation suggests that a criminal offence may have been committed then the police should be contacted as a matter of urgency.

  • Where working outside of the UK (in international mission activity), safeguarding practice maintains its importance and allegations, or concerns will be reported in line with the procedures detailed in appendix 6.

  • Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility
     

  • We will review this statement and our policy and procedures annually.

  • If you have any concerns for a child or adult at risk, then speak to one of the following who have been approved as Safeguarding Co-ordinators for this place of worship/organisation.

Patricia Ferguson  Safeguarding Co-ordinator.

Janet Swantson Deputy Safeguarding Co-ordinator.

 

A copy of the full policy and procedures is available from the Safeguarding Co-ordinator.

  • A copy of our safeguarding policy has been lodged with Thirtyone:eight, NTCG Headquarters and the Local Safeguarding Children/Adults Board.

  • You may also download a copy here.

Meet The Coordinators

Patricia Ferguson

Safeguarding Coordinator

Janet Swanston

Deputy Safeguarding Coordinator

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Contact

New Testament Church of God, Brooks' Bar
20 Upper Chorlton Rd, Stretford, Manchester M16 7RN, UK

Telephone: 0161 226 6999 

Email: ntcgbrooksbar@btconnect.com

Office Hours

Tuesdays - Fridays 9:30am-2:30pm

Service Times

Sunday School - Sundays 10:00am-10:45am

Divine Worship - Sundays  11:00am-1:00pm

Children's Service - 3rd Sundays 12noon

Bible Study/Prayer Meetings - Wednesdays  7:00pm-9:00pm

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