|Policies and Advice|
KEEPING PEOPLE SAFE
It has been some time since our Baptist Union had a document available to help us safeguard Vulnerable Adults, but we now have "Safe to Belong", but only in electronic format here:
It is 55 pages long, which some may find difficult to read on screen so we offering to print copies for HEBA churches at a cost of £1.50 per A4 booklet plus postage, which will depend on the number of copies ordered. Contact the office if you'd like to take advantage of this offer.
The BUGB "Guide to Cyber Safety" is now available for download on the Baptists Together website here. We will print and post out copies for HEBA churches at a cost of 25p per copy plus postage, which will depend upon the number of copies ordered.
Model Safeguarding Policies for Churches
Letting out church premises
If you let out your church premises, remember to check that users have appropriate safeguarding policies and procedures in place.
The BU Corporation Guideline Hiring of Church Premises advises "...it is good practice for the church to obtain written confirmation from any organisation or individual hiring the church premises that it has a child protection policy and uses the Criminal Records Bureau * service if that is relevant to the purposes for which the premises are going to be used".
*now the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
A quick referral procedure for churches responding to concerns is here.