We believe that we all have the same rights and expectations to independence, respect, choice, fulfilment of our ambitions, to be heard, included, and to have privacy and confidentiality. These expectations are central to the way in which we interact with each other in our life together. Our safeguarding policy and procedures are aimed at promoting the individual’s fundamental right to be safe. These include making and maintaining safe environments for all, having processes to follow should something go wrong, and support for everyone involved.
A copy of the church’s safeguarding policy which was written in line with the Baptist Union's guidance, can be downloaded here and is also to be found under Resources, along with other church policies.
Extra support during coronavirus
Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence and abuse, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexuality or background.
Advice to self isolate due to coronavirus does not apply if you need to escape from domestic abuse.
Many pharmacies have safe spaces where you can get information about support and make calls.
In an emergency phone 999.
You can find help and support for domestic abuse during coronavirus on GOV.UK.
Women can call The Freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000247, free at anytime day or night.
Men’s Aid – for free practical advice and support for men who have been abused or are in an abusive relationship. Helpline: 0871 223 9986
Domestic Violence and Abuse – www.nhs.uk
Domestic Violence and Abuse – www.hants.gov.uk
If you are under 16 and want to talk about domestic abuse, please call – 0800 1111 (Childline).
If you are in an emergency, please call the police - 999