Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults: Policy and Procedure


Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults:

We, the Church of St Mary’s Rushden, hold children and young people as very valued members of our congregation. We accept that they need all of us to ensure they are kept safe and allowed to develop spiritually. We therefore commit ourselves whole-heartedly to ensuring their wellbeing and development as we teach, encourage and pray for them.

St Mary’s Church is very aware of the necessity to safeguard our children and any vulnerable adults within our community.  Please click on this link to download our current Safeguarding Policy: Safeguarding_Policy_2020

As part of this, we always work with the child to adult ratios:

0 – 2 years = 1:3
2 – 3 years = 1:4
4 – 8 years = 1:6
9- 12 years = 1:8
13-18 years = 1:10

Remember: No one should ever work alone with children. Make sure there is always another adult available. Do not work alone in rooms that are out of view, earshot or ready access.