What is safeguarding?
Safeguarding is protecting children or vulnerable adults from abuse or neglect.
It involves recognising and responding to potential significant harm to children or vulnerable adults.
Significant harm is any single or multiple maltreatment or impairment to the health and development of a child or vulnerable adult which is determined by careful assessment.
Safeguarding also involves caring for those hurt by abuse and managing the behaviour of those in our church who have caused or may cause harm to others.