safeguarding & policies
The care and safety of children, young people, vulnerable adults and leaders are a priority in all our activities as a church
We operate all the groups and activities in line with 'Safe to Grow'. ‘Safe to Grow’ offers guidance to churches
in membership with the Baptist Union of Great Britain in adopting and implementing safeguarding policies and
procedures in their work with children and young people.
You can see our Policy Statement here.
In order to support all those who are involved with our children, young people and leaders, we have produced a number of documents.
Firstly, we have comprehensive document called Safeguarding Procedures, and it can be viewed here. There is also a briefer document titled Good Practice Guidelines which addresses some of the more common concerns and issues that arise. You can view that document here. In light of the continual changes in Social Media, we have guidance on this area of safeguarding too. You can view our Social Media Guidance Code here, and Social Media Procedures here.
Our policies and procedures are the foundation stones for making Ruislip Baptist Church a safe environment for children and youth. However, they stand alongside a well established set of commitments, approaches, policies and procedures which have been in operation for many years. Everyone shares the responsibility for safeguarding and therefore, our policy, procedures and guidelines will be both relevant and useful for all those involved in creating safe environments at RBC.
As part of this we aim to have all leaders and helpers DBS checked (Disclosure and Barring Service) - this was formerly the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB). Guidance for how to go about completing a DBS form can be viewed here.
We also ask parents and those who are responsible for the care of children who attend regularly to complete a General Information and Consent form, a copy of which can be obtained from one of our leaders.
If you have any concerns or wish to know more about Safeguarding policy and procedures please do not hesitate to contact us.
health & safety
Our Health and Safety Policy is here.
safe to belong
We operate all our groups and activities in line with 'Safe to Belong'. You can see our Policy Statement here.
‘Safe to Belong’ offers guidance to churches in membership with the Baptist Union of Great Britain in adopting and implementing safeguarding policies and procedures in their work with adults at risk.
In order to support all those involved, we have produced two documents.
The first is a comprehensive document called Safe to Belong Procedures, and it can be viewed here. The second is a briefer document titled Safe to Belong Good Practice Guidelines which addresses some of the more common concerns and issues that arise. You can view that document here.