Providing a safe environment for all who are part of our churches is a vital part of how we work within EBA. We offer regular training events across the Association [link to training page https://www.easternbaptist.org.uk/news/safeguarding-training-2019/]. If there is not an event planned near you in the near future please contact us [link to secretary contact us link] and we will do our best to offer the training you need.
In addition to training there is a comprehensive collection of forms, model procedures, policies and service ideas available on the Baptists Together website. This includes advice about applying for DBS checks and an excellent series of Guides on a range of specific safeguarding issues.
Nick Lear is the Regional Minister who takes the lead on safeguarding issues so if you have a query or an issue arises please do contact him [email@example.com]. In particular we advise your Designated Person for Safeguarding or your Safeguarding Lead person to contact him for advice and support if a particular safeguarding issue arises that you feel may need to be reported to the authorities although if it is urgent don’t delay and contact the authorities first. If Nick is unavailable and you need urgent advice please contact the national safeguarding team at Didcot on 01235 517700, but if it’s not urgent please wait for Nick to get back to you.
Eastern Baptist Association Safeguarding Policy (hyperlink to these documents)
Eastern Baptist Association Safeguarding Annual Statement (hyperlink to these documents)