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Safeguarding



Safeguarding



Promoting a Safer Church

Jesus often acknowledged, rescued and built up damaged and broken people in his ministry. Some were outcasts and some had suffered trauma, often in hidden ways. If Jesus did this, then we should do it too in our own community.

The safeguarding of children, vulnerable adults, and each other is at the heart of a healthy church family. Effective training and safeguarding procedures will facilitate and enable a vibrant community - one which can provide room for creative and fun environments. 

At Totnes United Free, safeguarding is considered to be everyone's responsibility, overseen by key individuals. We work hard to ensure that we are operating in line with current best practice, as recommended by the Baptist Union.

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of abuse, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Church Safeguarding Officer.  If necessary, report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.

Contact Us

safeguarding@totnesunitedfree.org.uk

admin@totnesunitedfree.org.uk

 

Additional Contacts

Children’s Social Services Devon

0345 155 1071

Children’s Social Service Torbay

01803 208100

Adult Social Services Devon 0345 155 1007

Adult Social Services Torbay

01803 219700

Torbay Out of Hours

0300 456 4876

TEAM

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Paul Dixon
Deputy Designated Person for Safeguarding
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Naomi Oppong
Deputy Designated Person for Safeguarding

DOCUMENTS

TUFC Safeguarding Policy
Safeguarding Policy Statement
Safeguarding Young People Online
Safeguarding Contacts
Totnes United Free Church
56 Fore St, Totnes, TQ9 5RP

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