Our safeguarding principles are a practical expression of God’s love for all his people – so that all are welcome & all are safe as they come into God’s house
3 SAFEGUARDING PRINCIPLES FOR OUR WHOLE CHURCH FAMILY
Whilst these specifically refer to children, they can be applied to vulnerable adults too. . . . .
1. When the church is open (eg. Sunday morning), treat it as a public space
Parents/Carers: Taking responsibility for your children means knowing where your children are at all times, and staying in the same space as them if they’re younger – much as you would in a department store
Kids: Let your parents know where you are going if you’re going to a different room – no more hide and seek!
Everyone: Help to keep children safe in the building. Intervene if you see a child leaving on their own or with someone you don’t recognise
2. Adults – make sure you are never on your own with children
Our aim is always to have a minimum of two adults supervising a children’s activity/session
Adults who have been DBS checked through Holy Trinity wear a yellow badge with their name and HT Childrens Church logo on it