CHILD PROTECTION STATEMENT
Cornerstone Christian Church,
At the Well, Church Terrace,
Bray Main Street,
Bray Co. Wicklow
Guide to Best Practice in working with Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adult
Updated November 2018
“ And whoever shall receive one such little child in my name receives me.”
Matthew 18: 5
“Take heed that you despise not one of these little ones; for I say to you, that in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.”
CHILD SAFETY AND WELFARE POLICY STATEMENT
It is the policy of Cornerstone Christian Church to set standards for the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults sharing in its ministry with a view to protecting them from physical, sexual and emotional harm or abuse.
CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN CHURCH is fully committed:
To respect the right of children, young people and vulnerable adults to a safe and secure environment free from harm.
To promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults who participate in the church activities.
To ensure those who work with children, young people and vulnerable adults in church-related; regular activities/ministries are appropriately selected and vetted, inducted, trained and supported in order to provide the highest duty of care to children & vulnerable adults.
To work in partnership with Tusla (the Child and Family Agency) and an Gardaí Síochána ensuring the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults attending its activities.
This document was drawn up with reference to:
The Children First Act, Dept. of Children and Youth Affairs, 2015
Children First Guidance for the Welfare and Protection of Children, Dept. of Children and Youth Affairs, 2017