Data Protection Policy

Data Protection Policy

We comply with all relevant English data protection laws. Any personal information provided to us will not be disclosed to any third parties. However, if we are requested by the police or any regulatory or government authority, or are compelled to do so by law we will have to disclose this information.

The following statement was agreed at the church meeting held on 22 May 2008. It will be read annually at the AGM where progress in carrying it out will be monitored:

"As members of this church, we commit ourselves to the nurturing, protection and safekeeping of all, especially children and young people. It is the responsibility of each one of us to prevent the physical, sexual and emotional abuse of children and young people, and to report any abuse discovered or suspected. We recognise that our work with children and young people is the responsibility of the whole church. We undertake to exercise proper care in the selection and appointment of those working with children and young people, whether paid or volunteer. The church is committed to supporting, resourcing and training those who work with children and young people, and to providing supervision. The church is committed to following the Home Office Code of Practice Safe from Harm and adopts the guidelines and procedures published by the Baptist Union of Great Britain in its publication Safe to Grow (revised edition). Each worker 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, the church has appointed...... to be their Advocate. Her role will be regularly explained to children, and her name, address and phone number publicly displayed".