As a church we believe we have a responsibility to God and each other to care for adults at risk, and nurture and protect children and young people. For this reason, we work to best practice guidelines as set out in the Baptist Union’s Model Policy and Procedures documents. At Ararat we have a safeguarding team consisting of two Designated Persons for Safeguarding and a Designated Trustee for Safeguarding, who work alongside our Minister.
Only the Designated Persons for Safeguarding should be consulted if anyone has concerns, comments or disclosures about any aspect of the church’s involvement with children and young people or adults at risk. This is particularly important where there is suspicion of abuse of any child or adult.
A copy of our church Safeguarding Policy and Procedures can be found here.