HAEBEA Safeguarding Policy

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HAEBEA Safeguarding Officer: Mr Michael Beccato-Fischer
Tel: 07597 109819
email: haebeaoffice@gmail.com

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Statement of Safeguarding Principles

Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of male and female in God's own image and likeness. Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God's re-creation of us in Christ. Among other things this implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.

We are committed to:

  • the care and nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with, all children, young people and adults
  • the safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults when they are vulnerable
  • the establishing of safe, caring communities which provide a loving environment where there is informed vigilance as to the dangers of abuse.

We will carefully select and train all those with any responsibility within the Church, in line with Safer Recruitment principles, including the use of criminal records disclosures and registration with the relevant vetting and barring schemes.

We will respond without delay to every complaint made which suggests that an adult, child or young person may have been harmed, cooperating with the police and local authority in any investigation.

We will seek to work with anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with them an appropriate ministry of informed pastoral care.

We will seek to challenge any abuse of power, especially by anyone in a position of trust.

We will seek to offer pastoral care and support, including supervision and referral to the proper authorities, to any member of our church community known to have offended against a child, young person or vulnerable adult.

In all these principles we will follow legislation, guidance and recognised good practice.

Calendar

Herts & Essex Methodist Church
Last Day : Preaching Plan Dates
Monday 29th April
Herts and Essex Border Ecumenical Area
Area Property and Finance Meeting
Wednesday 1st May @ 7:30pm
St Andrew's, Harlow

News stories

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Thy Kingdom Come
Prayer and Worship: Fri 12 Apr
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National Churches Trust Grants
Property News: Mon 08 Apr

Publications

HAEBEA
Hertford Magazine - April 2019
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Herts and Essex Methodist Church
HAEBEA Mission Statement
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