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 EMBA church should have a safeguarding policy statement and up to date procedures for working with children, young people, and adults at risk.
EMBA works closely with the BUGB Safeguarding Team to provide information and training to support and resource our EMBA churches in maintaining a safe environment for all.
A comprehensive collection of safeguarding resources to help you and your church are available on the Baptists Together website.