King's Church Safeguarding Policy Statement

King's Church Eastbourne regards safeguarding and good working practice as a priority. In the interests of the safety and well being of all children, young people and vulnerable adults, we operate a formal Safeguarding policy.

The church is committed to ensuring that everyone working with children, young people or vulnerable adults:

  • Is a member of the church
  • Has a reference obtained by the church Safeguarding Lead
  • Has undergone a Disclosure and Barring Service check
  • Is adequately trained and supervised
  • Understands and follows the King's Church Safeguarding policy

As part of this church’s commitment to children, young people and vulnerable adults, it has appointed Sarah Le Poidevin as Safeguarding Lead, and the Safeguarding Deputy Leads are Ruth Butler, Adz Brennan and Dom Streek. The leaders and those who work with vulnerable adults and children/youth in the church know who they are and how they can be contacted.

Should the church have any safeguarding concerns it will seek the advice of Thirtyone:eight and if appropriate, contact the statutory authorities.

King's Church

  • recognises that safeguarding 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, young people and vulnerable adults
  • exercises care in the appointment of all those working with children, young people and vulnerable adults in the church, working to government guidance and principles
  • is committed to following statutory and specialist guidelines in working with children, young people, and vulnerable adults
  • seeks to support all those affected by abuse
  • is committed to supporting, training and resourcing those who work with children, young people and vulnerable adults and to providing regular supervision
  • is committed to the management and supervision of known offenders in the church
  • will review its Safeguarding policy biennially

The Safeguarding policy may be viewed and/or a copy obtained from the church office at King's Centre, 27 Edison Road, Eastbourne BN23 6PT. If you have any questions about our Safeguarding policy please contact King's Church on 01323 521125.