As a church community, we are keen to love God well and share His love and care for everyone that comes into contact with us, particularly children and adults with additional care and support needs. We want to provide a safe environment in which people can thrive emotionally and spiritually. We want to do all we can to ensure their well-being, taking a responsibility to safeguard them from any form of abuse. We will properly record and report any abuse that we discover or suspect.
Staff and volunteers are trained and committed to working together to build an environment and culture that is safe. Appropriate checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service are made wherever appropriate. Every member of the AV Kids’ and Youth teams has an enhanced disclosure check.
If you have a concern about safeguarding at Ashford Vineyard you can contact our safeguarding co-ordinator directly on firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you think that a child or an adult with additional care and support needs is at immediate risk of harm and requires protection you should contact the police by dialling 999.
Please email email@example.com if you would like to see a copy of the full safeguarding policy. Other useful numbers are:
For adults: Ashford Borough Council – 03000 416161
For children: Ashford Borough Council – 03000 411111
Ashford Vineyard is member of thirtyone:eight (formerly CCPAS), they have a 24/7 helpline for advice on safeguarding concerns (adults or children) – 0303 003 1111