At Kensington United Reformed Church, the safety of children, young people and adults at risk involved in church activities is of the utmost importance to us.
We define safeguarding as the promotion of the safety and welfare of children and adults who are at risk of, or experiencing harm, abuse or neglect in all forms.
We acknowledge children’s and adults’ right to protection from any form of abuse or neglect regardless of age, gender reassignment, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.
Therefore, as members and workers of the church, we are committed to:
- the care and nurture of all children and adults;
- the safeguarding and protection of all children and adults at risk;
- the establishment of a loving church environment which is safe and caring for
all people and where the dignity of each person is respected;
- an informed vigilance about the dangers of all forms of abuse, harm and
neglect within all aspects of work in the Church, and how to respond
ensuring everyone who engages with the life of the Church is responsible for keeping people safe.
All those, paid or voluntary, who work with children and young people or adults at risk at Kensington United Reformed Church have been safely recruited and are DBS checked.
We have adopted the United Reformed Church’s policy on Safeguarding and we receive both support and training from the United Reformed Church on matters of Safeguarding.
All leaders, volunteers and those who hire our premises (both regular and one-off users) agree to share the commitments stated in Kensington United Reformed Church’s Safeguarding Policy.