As members of this church we commit ourselves to the nurturing, protection and safekeeping
of allssociated with the church and will pray for them regularly. In pursuit of this we commit ourselves
to the following policies and to the development of procedures to ensure their implementation.
It is the duty of each church member to help prevent the physical, sexual and emotional abuse of children,
and the duty of each church member to respond to concerns about the well-being of children and to
report any child abuse disclosed, discovered or suspected. The church will fully co-operate with any statutory
investigation into any suspected abuse linked with the church.
The church will exercise proper care in the selection and appointment of those working with children,
whether paid or volunteer. All workers will be provided with appropriate training,
support and supervision to promote the safekeeping of children.
The church will adopt a code of behaviour for all who are appointed to work with children
so that all children are shown the respect that is due to them. (See page 14)
The church is committed to the prevention of bullying of children.
The church will seek to ensure that the behaviour of any who may pose a risk to children
and young people in the community of the church is managed appropriately