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Child Protection Policy

Safeguarding Young People and Children

As one of its major activities St Columba's Church seeks to serve the needs of young people, promoting holistic development.

In doing so St Columba's Church takes seriously the welfare of all young people and children who come onto its premises or who are involved in its activities.

St Columba's Church aims to ensure that they are welcomed into a safe, caring, Christian environment with a happy and friendly atmosphere.

St Columba's Church recognises that it is the responsibility of each one of its staff, paid and unpaid, to prevent the neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse of young people and children and to report any abuse discovered or suspected.

St Columba's Church recognises its responsibility to implement, maintain and regularly review procedures, which are designed to prevent and be alert to such abuse.

St Columba's Church is committed to supporting, resourcing and training those who work with young people and children and to providing supervision.

St Columba's Church is committed to maintaining good links with the statutory child care authorities.