In God’s Vineyard Church, we have a growing children’s and young people’s ministry. The leadership recognises the need to provide a safe and caring environment for children, young people and adults. We acknowledge that children, young people and adults can be the victims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect. We accept the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant of Human Rights, which states that everyone is entitled to “all the rights and freedoms set forth therein, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status”.
We also concur with the Convention on the Rights of the Child which states that children should be able to develop their full potential, free from hunger and want, neglect and abuse. They have a right to be protected from “all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse, while in the care of parents(s), legal guardian(s), or any other person who has care of the child”.
We have therefore adopted the procedures set out in this safeguarding policy in accordance with statutory guidance. We are committed to building constructive links with statutory and voluntary agencies involved in safeguarding.
If you have any concerns about an abuse or queries, please kindly send an email to:
Deaconess Edi Akinyede (Designated Safeguarding Lead, GVC Derby) – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Adenike Odudu (Assistant Designated Safeguarding Lead, GVC Derby)