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The Benefice of Woodbridge St John and Bredfield is committed to the welfare of the children and young people who attend activities provided by the Benefice and the vulnerable adults supported by the Benefice.  All staff and volunteers are expected to promote a positive attitude towards the children, young people and vulnerable adults, valuing them and treating them with respect.  An environment that allows bullying, shouting, racism or sexism is not acceptable.
In our church community we will:
  • Treat all children, young people and vulnerable adults with respect and dignity
  • Ensure that their welfare and safety is paramount at all times
  • Always act in a professional way and not accept bullying
  • Liaise openly with parents and carers
  • Only use physical contact if absolutely necessary
  • Avoid being alone with children and young people at all times
  • Listen to, and act upon, any disclosures/allegations/concerns of abuse against children, young people or vulnerable adults
  • Attend appropriate Safeguarding Training
  • Make activities fun and enjoyable
  • Follow the safer recruitment process of the diocese to ensure all volunteers and paid staff are approved and adequately trained

Details of our full policy are available on request.