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:
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.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.ccpas.co.uk
© 2003 Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service
© CCPAS – GUIDANCE TO CHURCHES – ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 2005