Safeguarding Policy

Our Commitment

TVC Church Church is committed to the safety, protection and wellbeing of all.

As TVC Church, we recognise the need to provide a safe and caring environment, particularly for children, young people and adults with care and support needs.  We acknowledge that children, young people and  adults can be the victims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and neglect.  We accept the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant of Human Rights, which states that everyone is entitled to “all the rights and freedoms set forth therein, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status”.

We also concur with the Convention on the Rights of the Child which states that children should be able to develop their full potential, free from hunger and want, neglect and abuse.   They have a right to be protected from “all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse, while in the care of parent(s), legal guardian(s), or any other person who has care of the child.”

As a Leadership we have therefore adopted the procedures set out in this safeguarding policy in accordance with statutory guidance.  We are committed to build constructive links with statutory and voluntary agencies involved in safeguarding. The policy and attached practice guidelines are based on the ten ‘Safe and Secure’ safeguarding standards published by thirtyone:eight, which is an independent Christian charity providing professional advice, training, support and resources in all areas of safeguarding children and adults at risk of harm.

The policy also provides guidelines for volunteers, leaders and staff on how to promote care, safety and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults at all TVC Church gatherings, and clear directions on how to respond and deal with a situation of child abuse and neglect in an effective and consistent manner.

You can download our full policy below.

TVC Church Safeguarding Policy