‘Safeguarding’ is the practice and procedures we undertake in our church communities with the aim of providing safe environments for all, including ministers, other paid workers and volunteers, as well as for the protection of adults, young people and children from harm, abuse or neglect.
Every church should adopt a safeguarding policy and have in place up-to-date procedures enabling ‘safeguarding’ to be a priority in their church context.
HEBA works with Baptists Together in providing information and training so that Baptist churches can maintain safe environments for all.
You can read the HEBA Trustees’ Safeguarding Policy here.
The HEBA Trustee for Safeguarding is Revd Duncan MacLean – his role description is here
HEBA has trained several members of our churches to deliver the Baptists Together Safeguarding Training Excellence in Safeguarding at Levels 2 and 3. More information on training is available for download.
A comprehensive collection of forms, model procedures, policies and service ideas are available on the Baptists Together website.