Our Open Door Cafe is run by volunteers and is open Monday to Friday, from 10am to 1pm, serving a range of hot drinks, toast and teacakes.
The light and airy space in our Sanctuary provides a safe, distanced space to catch up with friends and make new ones.
We continue to follow Government guidelines as they are issued.
Church Secretary: Sue Moss – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Children & Youth Pastor: Abbie Meacham – Email: email@example.com
Ministry Support Worker: Theresa Burton – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Administrator: Chris Acey – Email: email@example.com
Designated Person for Safeguarding (DPS): Alison Button – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SAFEGUARDING POLICY STATEMENT
As part of our mission, we:
Our safeguarding responsibilities
The church recognises its responsibilities in safeguarding all children, young people and adults at risk, regardless of gender, ethnicity or ability.
As members of this church we commit ourselves to the nurturing, protection and safekeeping of all associated with the church and will pray for them regularly. In pursuit of this, we commit ourselves to this policy and to the development of sound procedures to ensure we implement our policy well.
It is the duty of each church member to help prevent the abuse of children and adults at risk, and the duty of each church member to respond to concerns about the well-being of children and adults at risk. Any abuse disclosed, discovered or suspected will be reported in accordance with our procedures. 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 and adults at risk, whether paid or voluntary. All workers will be provided with appropriate training, support and supervision to promote the safekeeping of children and adults at risk.
The church will adopt a code of behaviour for all who are appointed to work with children and adults at risk so that all children and adults are shown the respect that is due to them.
The church is committed to providing an environment that is as safe as possible for children and adults at risk and will adopt ways of working with them that promote their safety and well-being.
The church is committed to the prevention of bullying. The church will seek to ensure that the behaviour of any individuals who may pose a risk to children, young people and adults at risk in the community of the church is managed appropriately.
Safeguarding contact points within our church
The church has appointed the following individuals to form part of the church safeguarding team:
ALISON BUTTON, Designated Person for Safeguarding (DPS)
She will advise the church on any matters related to the safeguarding of children and adults at risk and take the appropriate action when abuse is disclosed, discovered or suspected.
Email address: email@example.com
SUE MOSS, Safeguarding Trustee
She will raise the profile of safeguarding within the church and oversee and monitor the implementation of the safeguarding policy and procedures on behalf of the church trustees.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our church minister is also an important part of the Church Safeguarding Team. Where possible, the Church Safeguarding Team will work together if and when issues arise. However, each person has a responsibility to report allegations of abuse as soon as they are raised.
Further definitions of these roles can be found in the BUGB publications ‘Safe to Grow’ (2011) & ‘Safe to Belong’ (2015).
Northfield Baptist Church
789 Bristol Road South
(0121) 476 6678