SAFEGUARDING

Enjoy Church is committed to the safeguarding of children and adults
with care and support needs and ensuring their well-being.

Enjoy Church Leadership Safeguarding Statement

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 that we discover or suspect.

We believe every child should be valued, safe and happy.  We want to make sure that 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 that we all have a responsibility to help prevent the physical, sexual, psychological, financial and discriminatory abuse and neglect of adults who have care and support needs and to report any such abuse that 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 believe all adults should enjoy and have access to every aspect of the life of the place of worship/organization 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 with care and support needs.

We are committed to:


Following the requirements for UK legislation in relation to safeguarding children and adults 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 in regard to people with disabilities.

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

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

Following any denominational or organizational guidelines in relation to safeguarding children and adults in need of protection.

Supporting the Safeguarding Co-ordinator/s in their work and in any action they may need to take in order to protect children/ adults.

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 Staying Safe and SecureTen Standards of Safeguarding, published by the Churches' Child Protection Advisory Service (thirtyone:eight).

Following the requirements for UK legislation in relation to safeguarding children and adults 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 in regard to people with disabilities.

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

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

Following any denominational or organizational guidelines in relation to safeguarding children and adults in need of protection.

Supporting the Safeguarding Co-ordinator/s in their work and in any action they may need to take in order to protect children/ adults.

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 Staying Safe and SecureTen Standards of Safeguarding, published by the Churches' Child Protection Advisory Service (thirtyone:eight).
We recognise that: The Local Authority Children’s Service has lead responsibility for investigating all allegations or suspicions of abuse where there are concerns about a child or young person. The Local Authority Adults’ Service has lead responsibility for investigating all allegations or suspicions of abuse where there are concerns about an adult with care and support needs. 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, concerns should be reported to the appropriate agencies in the country in which we operate, and their procedures followed, and in addition concerns reported to Enjoy Church’s headquarters. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. We will review this statement and our policy and procedures annually.
A copy of the full policy and procedures can be obtained by contacting Enjoy Church at safeguarding@enjoychurch.co.uk.

Need to speak to someone? 

If you have any concerns for a child or adult with care and support needs, then speak to one of the following people
who have been approved as safeguarding co-ordinators for Enjoy Church.

Paul Obrey

Steph Jones

North Somerset Local Authority 

 Safeguarding Co-oridnator
Deputy Safeguarding Co-ordinator