Great Open Door has a deep concern for the wholeness and well being of each individual
Great Open Door seeks to safeguard the welfare of all people, regardless of age, who come into contact with schools and others organisations. As members of Great Open Door, we commit ourselves to the nurturing, protection and safekeeping of all, especially children and young people. It is the responsibility of each individual within Great Open Door to prevent the physical, sexual and emotional abuse of children and young people, and to report any abuse discovered or suspected.
Importance of young people
We recognise that our work with children and young people is the responsibility of all within Great Open Door.
Great Open Door is committed to supporting, resourcing and training those who work with children and young people, and to providing supervision.
Committed to people
Great Open Door is committed to adopting and following the guidelines and procedures published by the Home Office as the code of practice ‘Safe from Harm’.
Each leader or helper who works with children and young people must know the recommendations and undertake to observe them. Each shall be given a copy of the church’s agreed procedures and Good Practice guidelines.
As part of our commitment to children and young people, Great Open Door has appointed xxxxx and xxxxxx to be their advocates. Their role will be explained to the children as required.
With the recent government changes in 2013 to Safeguarding, Great Open Door has reviewed and updated its Safeguarding policies accordingly.
Young people are part of Great Open Door today
They have much to give as well as to receive. We will listen to them. As we nurture them in worship, learning, and in community life, we will respect the wishes and feelings of children and young people.
We have a complete and implemented Safeguarding Policy.