The Team would like to draw to your attention the recent Safeguarding Newsletter Oct 2018. There is a Code of conduct for working with children and young people which would apply to also dealing with adults at risk as well as people in general. Our churches aspire to be places where we offer a welcoming environment in which everyone can flourish safe from harm.

‘The challenge to the church is to seek to develop a community of care so that children and adults at risk find in the church a safe community, survivors find … a healing community, the accused find …. a supportive community and abusers find … a redeeming community. This will be the distinctive nature of the  church – that it works seriously at what it means to love in a broken world and that it looks seriously at being a community that is truly inclusive’.

 (adapted from Safe to Grow)

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safeguarding news YORKS oct2018