Safeguarding

Festive is a Ministry Partner of Scripture Union and adheres to that organisation’s safeguarding policies. All employees and volunteers of Festive are expected to wholeheartedly accept that policy and agree to operate within it. They will be expected to treat young people with respect and dignity, which should be reflected in attitude, behaviour and speech. The policy statement appears below but the entire Policy and Procedures is available on request

Scripture Union is a movement made up of volunteers and paid staff. We believe that all human beings are of equal worth in the sight of God and aim to follow Biblical principles in all that we do.

Therefore:

• We commit ourselves to the nurture, protection, and safekeeping of all, especially children, young people and vulnerable adults.

• It is the responsibility of each one of us to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and to report any abuse suspected or discovered.

• In order to achieve this, we are committed to supporting, resourcing and training those who work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. We will provide appropriate supervision, recognise mutual accountability and commit to an annual review of our safeguarding policy, procedures and practices.

Festive has adopted the above principles; all volunteers and staff are presented with a copy and expected to follow the procedures and guidelines as set out in the full Policy & Procedures document.