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Safeguarding Policy


What is Methodism logoThe aim of the Methodist Church Safeguarding policy is to create Christian communities of love and care, where good practice in this area becomes a way of life.  To enable us to achieve the above aim, and in light of recent legislation and government guidance,  Archway Methodist Church has adopted the latest safeguarding policies and procedures approved by the 2010 Methodist Conference and which came into effect on 1 January 2011. By following these guidelines, Archway Methodist Church community will be complying with the latest government guidance and creating a safer space for all.

Statement of Safeguarding Principles

Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of male and female in God’s own image and likeness. Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. Among other things this implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.

Principles

We are committed to:

·     the care and nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with, all children, young people and adults

·      the safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults when they are vulnerable

·    the establishing of safe, caring communities which provide a loving environment where there is informed vigilance as to the dangers of abuse.

Church Safeguarding Representative

    Bola Keyede

Local Complaints Officer

    Revd Tim Bradshaw

Copies of the Archway Methodist Church Safeguarding Policy document are available from the Church Administrator.

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Last Updated: 29 June 2017