Safeguarding

The United Reformed Church (URC) is committed to safeguarding in every area of its life and ministry. Safeguarding is the action taken to promote and protect the well-being and human rights of individuals.

This means we will:

  • Do all we can to create and maintain a safe and caring environment for all people
  • Respond promptly and effectively to any form of abuse and neglect, including reporting abuse to statutory agencies when necessary
  • Seek to prevent abuse in any form from occurring. We will seek to identify individuals who may pose a risk to others and take necessary actions to minimise risk whilst supporting these individuals in our communities when safe to do so.

For information on safeguarding in the Thanks North URC Synod please click here.

For a full statement on the URC’s approach to Safeguarding, click here.

To view Good Practice 6, the URC’s Safeguarding Guidance document please click here.

Bush Hill Park United Reformed Church believes that safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all those who are vulnerable (children, young people and adults at risk). 

We expect all of our leaders, volunteers and those who use our premises to share this commitment and value the support of those who worship here in achieving this.

Our Safeguarding Policy can be viewed here. Page 6 contains emergency contact information should you have a concern.