As part of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and the North Western Baptist Association NWBA Youth adhere to the guidelines of the Baptist Union's 'Safe to Grow' and 'Safe to Belong' policies.
You can find out more about these at the Baptists Together website
Safeguarding is the protection of adults and children from harm, abuse or neglect.
We all have the same rights and expectations to independence, respect, choice, fulfilment of our ambitions, to be heard, included, and to have privacy and confidentiality. These expectations are central to the way in which we interact with each other in our life together.
Safeguarding involves a range of activities aimed at promoting the individual’s fundamental right to be safe. These include making and maintaining safe environments for all, having processes to follow should something go wrong, and support for everyone involved.
Every church should adopt safeguarding policy statements for children, young people, and adults at risk.
All people working with children and young people should complete the relevant training
Which training should I do?
Level 1 - The whole church
Level 2 - All who work with children or young people (having completed L1)
Level 3 - All church leaders and safeguarding persons (completed L1&2)
NWBA Safeguarding dates can be found here
The Disclosure and Barring Service is a government agency which provides information about employees’ and volunteers’ criminal records history, so that employers are able to make safer recruitment decisions.
Your leaders and youth team (paid staff & volunteers) should all complete a DBS check