We believe that we all have the same rights and expectations to independence, respect, choice, fulfilment of our ambitions, to be heard, included, and to have privacy and confidentiality. These expectations are central to the way in which we interact with each other in our life together. Our safeguarding policy and procedures are aimed at promoting the individual’s fundamental right to be safe. These include making and maintaining safe environments for all, having processes to follow should something go wrong, and support for everyone involved.
A copy of the church’s safeguarding policy which was written in line with the Baptist Union's guidance, can be downloaded here and is also to be found under Resources, along with other church policies.
Extra support during coronavirus
Advice to self isolate due to coronavirus does not apply if you need to escape from domestic abuse.
Many pharmacies have safe spaces where you can get information about support and make calls.
In an emergency phone 999.
You can find help and support for domestic abuse during coronavirus on GOV.UK.
Women can call The Freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000247, free at anytime day or night.