Child Protection

Walton Church regards safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, and good working practice, as a top priority. At Walton Evangelical Church we take the protection of youth, children (and their leaders) very seriously.

We seek to welcome everyone into the life of the church, including those who for whatever reason may be considered as vulnerable or marginalised. We commit ourselves to the nurturing, protection and safeguarding of all children, young people and vulnerable adults associated with our church.

With this in mind, Walton Church is committed to ensuring that those working with children, young people, and vulnerable adults who require a disclosure and barring (DBS) check have undergone this check at enhanced level.

In the interests of the safety and well-being of all children, young people and vulnerable adults, Walton has and operates a Safeguarding and Protection Policy for both children and vulnerable adults.

All members of the church community who work with children, young people and vulnerable adults:

    are adequately trained and supervised
    understand and follow the Church’s Protection/Safeguarding Policy.

Walton Church has appointed a Lead Recruiter and co-ordinator of all safeguarding work in the church.

Walton Church has its own Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy. Walton Church also has its own Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults policy.

Walton Church is committed to:

    exercise care in the appointment of those working with children, young people and vulnerable adults in the church
    seek support for all those affected by abuse
    be committed to supporting and resourcing those who work with children and young people and provide regular supervision
    regularly review both the Child and Vulnerable Adults Protection and Safeguarding policies and amend accordingly.

Should you have any concerns in relation to any Safeguarding/Child Protection/Vulnerable Adults matter, please contact us.