Safeguarding

Leadership Safeguarding Statement

 

The Leadership of Jubilee Christian Centre Barcombe (JCCB) recognises the importance of its ministry /work with children and young people and adults in need of protection and its responsibility to protect everyone entrusted to our care.

 

The following statement was agreed by the leadership on: 4th February 2021

  • JCCB is committed to the safeguarding of children and adults with care and support needs and ensuring their well-being.
  • We recognise that we all have a responsibility to help prevent the physical, sexual, psychological, financial and discriminatory abuse and neglect of adults at risk of harm and abuse and to report any such abuse that we discover or suspect.
  • We recognise the personal dignity and rights of adults and will ensure all our policies and procedures will reflect this.
  • We believe all adults should enjoy and have access to every aspect of the life of JCCB.
  • We undertake to exercise proper care in the appointment and selection of those who will work with children and adults with care and support needs.
  • We believe every child should be valued, safe and happy.  We want to make sure that children we have contact with know this and are empowered to tell us if they are experiencing significant harm.

 

We are committed to:

  • Following statutory and specialist guidelines in relation to safeguarding children and adults and will ensure that at JCCB all workers will work within the agreed procedure of our safeguarding policy.
  • Implementing the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Acts 1995 and 2005, Equality Act 2010 and all other relevant legislation.
  • Supporting, resourcing and training those who undertake this work.
  • Ensuring that we are keeping up to date with national and local developments relating to safeguarding.
  • Ensuring that everyone agrees to abide by these recommendations and the guidelines established by JCCB.
  • Supporting all in JCCB affected by abuse.

 

We recognise:

  • Children’s Social Services has lead responsibility for investigating all allegations or suspicions of abuse where there are concerns about a child.  Adult Social Care has lead responsibility for investigating all allegations or suspicions of abuse where there are concerns about an adult with care and support needs.
  • Where an allegation suggests that a criminal offence may have been committed then the police should be contacted as a matter of urgency.
  • Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

 

We will review this statement and our policy annually.

 

 

 

 

If you have any concerns for a child or vulnerable adult then speak to one of the following who have been approved as safeguarding co-ordinators for JCCB.

Robert Hawkes Child Safeguarding Coordinator

Cilla Dyer Deputy Child Safeguarding Coordinator

Robert Hawkes Adult Safeguarding Coordinator

Cilla Dyer Deputy Adult Safeguarding Coordinator

 

A copy of the full policy and procedures is available from David Dyer