Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults

Child Protection Statement

Shoreline

 

Shoreline Church

 

Child Protection Statement 

Shoreline Church is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children attending all our meetings and activities. The policy and procedures apply to all children and young people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality or religion.

The primary people responsible for child protection are Kevin and Julie Stares. If abuse is suspected this should be discussed with Kevin or Julie. (Telephone number 0746 2066104 and 0753 1856465

All volunteers helping with children’s activities should have a current DBS check. 

 

This child protection policy will be regularly reviewed. 

 

Associated Practice Guidance 

1. How to respond to abuse or suspicions of abuse 

a. The people who are responsible for child protection are Kevin and Julie Stares. If abuse is suspected this should be discussed with one or both of them.

 

2. Confidential records of concern 

a. Records of concern will be kept, in a secure location. Confidentiality will be respected. 

3. Contact names and details for other agencies and resources 

a. Police 0845 6060 247 

b. Childrens’ Services, Hampshire County Council 

i. 01329 225379 

ii. Out of hours 0845 600 4555 

c. Health visitors 01329 827423 

4. Safe recruitment of helpers

a. We undertake to exercise proper care in the selection and appointment of all helpers. All helpers will be required to have a current DBS check. 

5. Procedures for dealing with allegations against helpers or other individuals

a. The people responsible for child protection are Kevin and Julie Stares. If abuse is suspected this should be discussed with them or a member of the leadership team.

6. Code of behaviour 

a. Shoreline Church is committed to following the Home Office Code of Practice “Safe from harm’. 

7. Complaints procedure 

a.  Any complaints will be passed to the leaders of Shoreline church.

8. Information sharing arrangements 

a. All information concerning adults and children will be kept confidential. Information will be shared on a ‘need to know’ basis, with other professional bodies.

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