The River Church Leadership takes safeguarding seriously because we care deeply about the safety and well being of young people and adults at risk. We use the independent safeguarding specialists, ThirtyOneEight for their consultation, training and DBS checking service.
River Church leadership and trustees are committed to providing a place of safety and care for children and adults at risk. We recognise that children and adults at risk can be victims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and neglect.
The Leadership undertakes to:
∙ endorse and follow all national and local safeguarding legislation and procedures, in addition to the international conventions outlined above.
∙ provide relevant safeguarding training to anyone working with children or adults at risk.
∙ ensure that the premises meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and all other relevant legislation, and that it is welcoming and inclusive.
∙ support the Safeguarding Coordinator and deputy in their work and in any action they may need to take in order to protect children and adults with care and support needs.
Our full safeguarding policy is available on request.
Please contact Laura Russell for more information: Click here to email
If you have a safeguarding concern about a child (under 18 years) or an adult at risk and you believe they could be at risk of harm, please get in touch with a member of our safeguarding team below. Please note these emails are not necessarily monitored on a daily basis therefore if your concern is urgent please contact River Church on 07813028083.
Laura Russell, Safeguarding Co-coordinator and representative for Weycroft Hall Ministries Trustees - Click here to email
Tim Boxer, Safeguarding Deputy - Click here to email
If a safeguarding concern arises that requires immediate attention from the relevant authorities to protect a child or adult from immediate harm please do not hesitate to contact the relevant statutory authorities directly. Adults at Risk (Devon County Council) 0345 155 1007. Children (Devon County Council) 0345 155 1071 or the Police 999.