The Purpose and Scope of this Policy Statement
This policy provides the definitions of abuse and safeguarding guidelines for working with young people and vulnerable adults. It includes information on how to respond to and report allegations of abuse as well as Information Prevent Duty. Contact details for our Safeguarding Officers are included as are those of Child and Adult Services.
Alive Church is committed to good practice through our core values of professionalism and being person centred. We therefore make the following statement in response to Government guidelines: As an organisation working with vulnerable adults and young people, we value each person we work or have contact with. We will also treat each individual with value and dignity and aim that none suffers physical, sexual, emotional abuse of any kind. It is the responsibility of each one of us to safeguard young people in our care against physical, sexual and emotional abuse and to report any abuse discovered or suspected.
Alive Church is committed to supporting, resourcing and training those who work with vulnerable adults and young people and providing quarterly supervision. This will provide a process to identify individual training needs, and any areas of practice where improvements can be made.
Alive Church is committed to following the Home Office code of practice "Safe from Harm", and adopts guidelines and procedures based on it. Each staff member and volunteer shall be given a copy of this statement and Acts Trust agreed procedures and good practice guidelines.
This statement will be reviewed on a regular basis and applies at any event or where work is undertaken in the name of Alive Church.
The Leadership Undertakes to:
Endorse and follow all national and local safeguarding legislation and procedures, in addition to the international conventions outlined above.
Provide on-going safeguarding training for all its workers and will regularly review the
operational guidelines attached.
Ensure that the premises meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and all other relevant legislation, and that it is welcoming and inclusive.
Support the Safeguarding Coordinator(s) in their work and in any action they may need to take in order to protect vulnerable adults.
File a copy of the policy and practice guidelines with CCPAS and the local authority
Lincolnshire’s Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) and any amendments subsequently published. The Leadership agrees not to allow the document to be copied by other organisations.
Lead Safeguarding Officer for Alive Church: Claire Williams - 01522 542 166
Deputy Safeguarding Officer for Alive Church: Paul Blundell - 01522 542 166
NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000
Lincolnshire Local Authority
If you believe that a child or adult may be a victim of neglect, abuse or cruelty call:
Children's safeguarding - 01522 782111 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm)
Adults safeguarding - 01522 782155 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm) or 01522 782333 (outside office hours)
You do not need to know everything about the situation.
You may just be worried or feel that something is not right.
Full Safeguarding Policy
Please download the full Child and Adult Safeguarding Policy please click here.
To report any safeguarding concerns please complete the following form
This policy came into force in October 2023.
Need to report an allegation?
If you need to report an allegation, contact Alive Church and we will get a designated person to get in touch with you. Please call on 01522 542166 (Tuesday - Friday 9.30am-4pm) or fill out the following form or email email@example.com.
Please note this inbox will be checked Monday - Friday 9.30am-4pm and we aim to respond within 24 hours during these times.