SAFEGUARDING YOUNG PEOPLE, CHILDREN & VULNERABLE ADULTS
STATEMENT OF POLICY FOR PROTECTION
Raleigh Road United Church seeks to promote policies to ensure that people of all ages are safeguarded, serving their needs and taking seriously the welfare of all who come onto its premises or who are involved in its day to day activities.
Raleigh Road United Church aims to ensure that they are welcomed into a safe, caring, Christian environment with a happy and friendly atmosphere.
It is the responsibility of Raleigh Road United Church to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect, and to affirm, encourage and support those working with them.
It is the responsibility of Raleigh Road United Church to report any abuse discovered or suspected.
Raleigh Road United Church recognises its responsibility to implement, maintain and regularly review procedures which are designed to prevent and to be alert to such abuse.
Raleigh Road United Church is committed to supporting, resourcing, training and providing supervision of those within the fellowship who work with young people, children and vulnerable adults.
It is the responsibility of all other organisations/groups who use the premises to observe the UK regulations on safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.
Raleigh Road United Church is committed to maintaining good links with the statutory child care authorities.
The Church Safeguarding Officer
Richmond Social Services/Police:
Children and Young People 020 8891 7963 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday)
Adult services 020 8891 7971 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday)
Emergency out-of-hours team 020 8744 2442 (Weekends and bank holidays)
Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) 020 8891 7370
Kingston and Richmond Single Point of Access (SPA) 020 8547 5008
Out of office hours, Duty Social Worker 020 8770 5000.
NSPCC 0808 800 5000
ChildLine 0800 1111