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SAFEGUARDING 

Promoting a Safer Church

The Vision Statement of the Church is:

Living the Love of Jesus and making him known

In fulfilling this vision the Church:

  • Welcomes children, young people and adults at risk into the life of our community
  • Has a programme of activities with children, young people and adults at risk
  • Makes our premises available to organisations working with children, young people and adults at risk

As members of this church we commit ourselves to the nurturing, protection and safeguarding of all children, young people and adults at risk associated with the church, by praying for them regularly and by keeping aware of decisions that may affect them. In pursuit of this we commit ourselves to the following policies and to the development of procedures to ensure their implementation.
 
Prevention and reporting of abuse
 
It is the duty of each church member and each member of the wider church family to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional or spiritual abuse of children, young people and adults at risk and the duty of all to respond to concerns about the well-being of children, young people and adults at risk and to report any abuse disclosed, discovered or suspected. The church will fully co-operate with any statutory investigation into any suspected abuse linked with the church.
 
All information regarding Safeguarding is documented in the Enfield Baptist Church Policy for Safeguarding Children, Young People and Adults at Risk.
 
There are four key words/actions that support the responsibility of all members of the church community:
 
Recognise – any signs of abuse e.g. physical, emotional, sexual, neglect etc. (See Appendix 1 of the Policy for Safeguarding Children, Young People and Adults at Risk for further information).
Respond- by listening well and then tell the designated person for safeguarding in the church as soon as possible, within 24 hours.
Record- make notes of any concerns, date and sign the note. (See Appendix 2 of the Policy for Safeguarding Children, Young People and Adults at Risk for further information).
Report- give a copy of that note to the designated person for safeguarding in the church.
 
Responsible People:

Sue Hamment
Designated Safeguarding Person

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The church has appointed Sue Hamment as the Designated Person for Safeguarding to:
Advise the church on any matters related to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk.
Take the appropriate action when abuse is disclosed, discovered or suspected.
Ensure that all vetting and barring checks are undertaken.
 

Clare Shadwell
Acting Designated Person for Safeguarding



The church has appointed Clare Shadwell as the Deputy Designated Person for Safeguarding covering Sarah Cody (currently on maternity leave)

 
Michelle Briers
Safeguarding Trustee/Deacon

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The church has appointed Michelle Briers as the Safeguarding Trustee/Deacon to:
Oversee and monitor implementation of the policy and procedures on behalf of the church’s charity trustees.


 
 If you wish to see a copy of the policy, please contact the Enfield Baptist Church office.

Glenys
Hello and welcome to Enfield Baptist Church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

Our Sunday Services start at 10.30am, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to allow time to meet our welcome team and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you will be given a welcome leaflet which gives a brief outline of Enfield Baptist Church, along with a “stay in touch” card, we would encourage you to complete this and hand it back to one of the team.

Plan your journey

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Accessibility

There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There are disabled toilets in the main foyer.

Our Service

The main service begins at 10.30am with a warm welcome from our Senior Minister followed by a time of worship.  The children stay with us for the first twenty minutes and then leave for Ablaze, our welcome team will let you know where you child/ren should go. 

 Sunbeams from Newborn to 3 years
 Sparklers age 3 to 5
 Rockets are school years 1 & 2
 Lasers are school years 3 & 4
 Ignitors are school years 5 & 6
 Neon and G:low are school years 7-11.

The service then continues with more worship, prayers and a sermon, all of our recent sermons can be found on the website. 

At the end of the service we have a prayer ministry team who will be happy to pray with you if needed.  Tea, coffee and biscuits are served following the service and we would love you to join us and meet some new people.

There are many other activities happening during the week at EBC, please see details under Church Life. 

We hope that the above answers any questions you may have but should you have further queries then please use the get in touch form below and we will respond to you as soon as we can.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

 

Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
 
Name:
Telephone:
Email Address:
Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
 

Leadership 

Amanda James    
Rev Amanda James    
     
 
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home and welcome at Enfield Baptist Church.