We recognise the need to provide a safe and caring environment for children, young people and adults at risk. We acknowledge that children, young people and adults at risk can be the victims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and neglect.
Victory Outreach church Birmingham has a Safeguarding Coordinator who acts on behalf of the church in dealing with any allegation or suspicion of neglect or abuse, including referring the matter to the statutory authorities. We take Safeguarding seriously and know that situations can arise outside of office hours, so our Safeguarding Coordinator is available 24 hours a day, Monday – Friday.
In an emergency, where no Victory Outreach Birmingham Safeguarding Coordinator is available, contact:
Thirtyone:eight helpline 0303 003 11 11
Mobile: 07812 567140
We accept the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant of Human Rights, which states that everyone is entitled to “all the rights and freedoms set forth therein, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status”. We also concur with the Convention on the Rights of the Child which states that children should be able to develop their full potential, free from hunger and want, neglect and abuse. They have a right to be protected from “all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse, while in the care of parent(s), legal guardian(s), or any other person who has care of the child.”
We have therefore adopted the procedures set out in our safeguarding policy in accordance with statutory guidance. We are committed to build constructive links with statutory and all other agencies involved in safeguarding.
The policy and appendices are based on the ten ‘Safe and Secure’ safeguarding standards published by Thirtyone:eight. We therefore undertake to:
Endorse and follow all national and local safeguarding legislation and procedures, in addition to the international conventions outlined above.
Provide on-going safeguarding training for all its workers and will regularly review the operational guidelines attached.
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(s) in their work and in any action they may need to take in order to protect children and adults at risk.
Not to allow the document to be copied by other organisations.
For the full safeguarding policy, please contact the safeguarding coordinator.