Why a Policy?
At the heart of any effective intention to safeguard children in the life of a local church there will be a written policy statement. The written policy statement is important because it:
states clearly the commitment of the church to place a priority on promoting the safety and well-being of children and young people
gives confidence to those who act on behalf of the church when action needs to be taken to protect children and young people
establishes a clear framework for those entrusted with the care of children in the life of the church
gives confidence to parents/carers when they entrust their children to those running activities and groups organised by the church