Child Protection Policy Statement
Meadow Way Chapel regards child protection and good working practice as a priority. In the interests of the safety and well being of all children and young people, it has developed and operates a formal child protection policy, which is registered with the Churches' Child Protection Advisory Service.
The church is committed to ensuring that everyone working with children or young people:
Note! Since 12 October 2009 it is now a criminal offence for individuals (all our children and youth workers) barred by the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) to work or apply to work with children or vulnerable adults. Also employers (that includes church group leaders) also face criminal sanctions for knowingly employing a barred individual. How do we know our workers are not a barred individual? By getting a DBS disclosure form (step 6) for them completed. By the way we need to go through steps 1 to 5 first.
Note! We can now offer DBS's to be completed over the internet.
We also have a duty to refer to the DBS, information about individuals working with children or vulnerable adults where they consider them to have caused harm or pose a risk of harm. Referral forms and referral guidance are available from the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) web site.
A major review and update of our child protection policy is now complete and the latest issue is now available and can be downloaded here.
The child protection policy may be viewed and/or a copy obtained from the church office at Meadow Way Chapel, Chapel Court, Hellesdon, Norwich, NR6 5NU.
As part of this church's commitment to children and young people it has appointed George Herbert as Child Protection Co-ordinator and Irene Struthers as Deputy Child Protection Co-ordinator. All the leaders, children and young people involved in activities within the church know who they are and how they can be contacted.
Should the church have any child protection concerns it will seek the advice of the Churches' Child Protection Advisory Service and if appropriate contact the statutory authorities.
Meadow Way Chapel:
If you have any concerns for a child or in relation to any child protection matter then please speak to one of the Child Protection Co-ordinators.
© 2004 Churches' Child Protection Advisory Service