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Plymouth and Exeter District Privacy Policy is displayed on the church notice board and can be viewed at http://www.pemd.org.uk

 

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS Policy & Guidelines

CROWNHILL METHODIST CHURCH
3 CROWNHILL ROAD PLYMOUTH PL6 5AG

The people of Crownhill Methodist Church have a deep regard for the wholeness and well being of each individual and aim to provide a safe environment for all. We seek to safeguard the welfare of all people, regardless of age, who come into contact with the Church and its organisations. It is the responsibility of each individual participating in the life of the Church to prevent the physical, sexual or emotional abuse of children and vulnerable adults, and to act appropriately if abuse is discovered or suspected or when good practice and guidelines are not being followed.

All users of the Premises at Crownhill Methodist Church, as well as organisations under the control of the Church Council, are required to adhere to this policy statement and to note the guidelines, following their own procedures as appropriate.

Summary of Guidelines:

  1. Plan the work of the organisation so as to minimise situations where the abuse of children may occur.
  2. Be aware that there is a system whereby children may talk with an independent body.
  3. Use supervision as a means of protecting children.
  4. Know how to deal with the disclosure or discovery of abuse, and the importance of referring to others.
  5. Know particular procedures where the alleged abuser is a church worker.
  6. Know particular procedures for activities taking place off the premises.
  7. Know the procedure for First Aid.
  8. Know the procedure for Fire safety.
  9. Know the procedure for administering medication.
  10. Follow proper procedures for appointing all workers.

Useful telephone numbers:

  • Children's Social Care - Single Referral Unit 0300 12311 116
  • Quality Assurance & Safeguarding Children Unit 01872 254549
  • All Urgent Calls Dial 999 • Devon & Cornwall Police (non-emergency 24 hours): 101
  • Childline 0800 1111
  • Chairman of the Synod 01392 272541
  • Circuit Safeguarding Officer: 01752 335773
  • District Safeguarding Adviser 07794 133797
  • Minister: 01752 651840
  • Church Safeguarding Adults representative 07775602330
  • Church Safeguarding Children Coordinator 07775602330

FULL POLICY & GUIDELINES BOOK AVAILABLE IN THE VESTRY