SAFEGUARDING OUR CHILDREN

We, at Holmgate Church, take the Safeguarding of our children very seriously.  We want all children coming to any of our activities to feel safe and secure and to be treated and respected as individuals.

ALL helpers in any of our activities relating to children have a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).

We have two Safeguarding Co-ordinators and two Deputy Safeguarding Co-ordinators.  They are available to speak with you at any time.  A list of their contact details may be found on the notice board in the church entrance.

Our Safeguarding Manual containing our Policy and the Safe Recruiting of Volunteers was adopted by the Church Meeting on 23 April 2013, a copy of which is available upon request.

If you are reading this and you have any concerns for a child, then please contact your organisation’s Child Safeguarding Officer or the Churches Child Protection Advisory Service on 0845 1204550 or your local Social Services Department or the Police.  ALL of whom are available 24 hours a day.