We take the safety and protection of our children, young people and adults at risk as a high priority at ABC.

Everyone who works with children, young people and adults at risk at ABC must hold a current DBS disclosure (formerly a CRB certificate), as well as follow our Safeguarding Policy and Procedures.

Our Safeguarding Policy and Procedures conform to current government and Baptist Union of Great Britain recommendations:

As a church we have appointed:

Adrian Watts as our Designated Persons for Safeguarding,

[Vacant Position] as our Deputy Designated Persons for Safeguarding


Ellen Hinton as the Safeguarding Trustee

Designated Person for Safeguarding

The Designated Person for Safeguarding will:

  • Advise the church on any matters relating the safeguarding of children and young people
  • Take the appropriate action when abuse is disclosed, discovered or suspected

Responsible persons – Safeguarding Trustee

  • Oversee and monitor the implementation of the policy and procedures on behalf of the church’s charity trustees

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