Good Practice Policy & Procedures

Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk

We work to the United Reformed Church Good Practice Policy and Procedures

Every Church is asked:

  • To appoint a safeguarding coordinator
  • Have a policy for safeguarding
  • Ensure that all those working with children and young people are interviewed, know their role, are supported and have a DBS check

If we are to care for the children and young people we have, or hope to have, on our church premises, then all we do for their safety and well being helps us exercise that care.

Children's Youth Development Officer This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is the Synod Safeguarding Officer and is able to assist in any matter concerning safeguarding children and young people and in the implementation of Good Practice. Synod link person for Safeguarding is Margaret Smith.

The quick guide to safeguarding and Covid-19 view online

Safeguarding people in the midst of Coronavirus 

Risk Assessment Tool - URC online engagement with children and young people 

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Policy and good practice guidance in safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk.
Now available as a download here  Further copies are available to purchase. 

Below is a sample local church safeguarding policy for children and adults at risk, which can be used as a starting point to help your church put your own policy in place.

Good Practice 5 - Sample Safeguarding Policy for Churches
Good Practice 5 - Safeguarding Handbook for Churches is available to purchase  

Website: Good Practice and Safeguarding Procedures for more Information

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