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Children and young people are part of our church today. They have much to give as well as to receive. As we nurture them in worship, learning, and in community life, we listen to them and respect the wishes and feelings of children and young people.

The Deacons recognise the need to provide a safe and caring environment for children and young people. We also acknowledge that children and young people can be the victims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and neglect. The membership of the church has therefore adopted this policy document.

Responsible People

The church has appointed Catrin Horrex as the Safeguarding Deacon to:

  • Advise the church on any matters related to the safeguarding of children and young people
  • Oversee and monitor implementation of the policy and procedures on behalf of the church’s charity trustees. (The Minister and the Deacons).

The church has appointed Helen Thatcher and Tim Williamson as Designated Persons for Safeguarding to take the appropriate action when abuse is disclosed, discovered or suspected.

Contact Details

Mrs Catrin Horrex Tel No: 07879 558793
Email: or

Mrs Helen Thatcher Tel No: 01487 841887

Rev. Tim Williamson Tel No: 01487 843538

Other agencies

Cambridgeshire Children’s Services.

During 8.00am – 6:00pm- contact Cambridgeshire Contact Centre on 0345 045 5203

Email:  or .

At all other times (all through the night, at weekends and over Bank Holidays) contact the

Emergency Duty Team:  01733 234 724

If you think you or a child is in immediate danger and needs urgent help, please call the police on 999.

The Cambridgeshire Police Child Protection Unit can be contacted on: 101

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Working with Vulnerable Adults

The current guidelines from the Baptist Union's on safeguarding vulnerable adults is entitled 'Safe to Belong' and can be ordered from the Baptist Union's webstore by clicking hereThe church is following these guidelines and will be drawing up our own specific procedures once these guidelines have been reviewed and reissued by the Baptist Union.

Following the introduction of the Care Act 2014, our polices in relation to Safeguarding Adults are currently under review.


Policy statement on Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults in the Church

This statement was adopted at the church meeting held on 14th November 2012. It will be presented each year to a church meeting held in the month of November where progress in carrying it out will be monitored.

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