Safeguarding Policy

The United Reformed Church (URC) is committed to safeguarding in every area of its life and ministry. Safeguarding is the action taken to promote and protect the well-being and human rights of individuals.

This means we will:

  • Do all we can to create and maintain a safe and caring environment for all people
  • Respond promptly and effectively to any form of abuse and neglect, including reporting abuse to statutory agencies when necessary
  • Seek to prevent abuse in any form from occurring. We will seek to identify individuals who may pose a risk to others and take necessary actions to minimise risk whilst supporting these individuals in our communities when safe to do so.

If you wish to discuss a safeguarding concern, please contact our Church Safeguarding Coordinator:

Susan Wilcox

To view Good Practice 6, the URC’s Safeguarding Guidance document please click here .