Child Protection

Child Protection
CCPAS Membership Number 3890

Child Protection Policy Statement for Use on Canal Ministries Web Site

Canal Ministries regards child protection and good working practice as a priority. In the interests of the safety and well being of all children and young people, it has developed and operates a formal child protection policy, which is registered with the Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service.

Canal Ministries is committed to ensuring that everyone working with children or young people:

  •  has undergone vetting,
  •  is adequately trained and supervised,
  •  understands and follows the child protection policy.

As part of Canal Ministries commitment to children and young people it has appointed Carole Brennand as Child Protection Co-ordinator and Jean Greenslade as Deputy Child Protection Co-ordinator.
Should Canal Ministries have any child protection concerns it will seek the advice of the Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service and if appropriate contact the statutory authorities.

Canal Ministries

• recognises that child protection is everyone’s responsibility.

• is committed to supporting parents and families.

• recognises the unique and individual worth of each child.

• is committed to nurturing, protecting and safeguarding children and young people.

• exercises care in the appointment of all those working with children and young people in Canal Ministries, working to ‘Safe from Harm’ principles.

• is committed to following statutory and specialist guidelines in working with children and young people.

• seeks to support all those affected by abuse.

• is committed to supporting, training and resourcing those who work with children and young people and provide regular supervision.

• is committed to the management and supervision of known offenders in Canal Ministries.

• will review its child protection policy annually and register it with CCPAS.

If you have any concerns for a child or in relation to any child protection matter then please speak to one of the Child Protection Co-ordinators.

Further details about child protection policies, training in child protection, the Criminal Records Bureau and the quality assurance review can be obtained from the Churches Child Protection Advisory Service, P O Box 133, Swanley, Kent BR8 7UQ telephone 0845 120 4550. Email Web:

© 2003 Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service