Commitment to Safeguarding Statement

GoChurch Global recognise the need to provide a safe and caring environment for children, young people and adults at risk. We acknowledge that children, young people and adults at risk can be the victims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and neglect.

We accept the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant of Human Rights, which states that everyone is entitled to “all the rights and freedoms set forth therein, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status”. We also concur with the Convention on the Rights of the Child which states that children should be able to develop their full potential, free from hunger and want, neglect and abuse. They have a right to be protected from “all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse, while in the care of parent(s), legal guardian(s), or any other person who has care of the child.”

GoChurch Global has adopted the procedures set out in our safeguarding policy in accordance with statutory guidance. We are committed to build constructive links with statutory bodies and all other agencies involved in safeguarding.

The policy and appendices are based on the ten ‘Safe and Secure’ safeguarding standards published by Thirtyone:eight. We therefore undertake to:

Contact information

GoChurch Global Safeguarding Coordinator: Mark Melhado

Safeguarding email address: [email protected]

Any delay in contacting the persons listed must not delay reporting concerns to Social Services, the police or any other relevant agency.

A copy of the church safeguarding policy is available by request. Please email [email protected] to request a copy.

Bradford safeguarding email address: [email protected]

Liverpool safeguarding email address: [email protected]

Manchester safeguarding email address: [email protected]