Safeguarding & Living Hope
Living Hope plays a vital role in the lives of many children and adults living on the Isle of Man and across the globe through the Four12 Partnership. We believe that every human being, created and valued by God, should be given respect, dignity and neighbourly love. Consequently, all those who attend Living Hope have a role to play in maintaining the nurturing and secure environment in which they worship and where everyone is free from the risk of harm or abuse.
Our policy is split into three parts -
Main Policy - this sets how how we operate in our responsibilities to Safeguarding - Click here to read
Responding Well - Adults - this document assists in identifying and categorising abuse in relation to adults - Click here to read
Responding Well - Children - this document identifies and categorises abuse in relation to children - Click here to read
In addition to the above documents, we provide advice and good practice notes to those serving in Living Hope. These documents cover various subjects from transporting children to dealing with those that pose a risk whilst still welcoming all to the body of Christ.
Living Hope has a dedicated team for Safeguarding, the details of this team can be found in the Policy document above, but consists of several people from all walks of life.
Each congregation has a dedicated Local Safeguarding Officer, ask someone from our welcome team to point you in their direction, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch and have your details forwarded.
Corona Virus / COVID-19
Keeping our church healthy - although currently a fast moving situation, above is a short video of the changes we are making to safeguard the most vulnerable in our society.
For up-to-date information please check the following sites -
Frequently Asked Questions
Criminal Record Checks
Do you conduct 'DBS' or Criminal Record Checks?
Under circumstances where a person is in a position of Leadership, or takes part in a ministry involving children or vulnerable adults, or involve intensive or frequent contact with children or identified vulnerable adults then Yes the person is asked to undertake a criminal record and barring list check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) in the UK.
I have a further question, complaint or query?
Living Hope is committed to safeguarding, and if you have any queries please in the first instance contact our Safeguarding team at email@example.com.
If you don't feel you can speak directly to us, then please contact our Independent Safeguarding Advisor -https://www.churchesalive.im/safeguarding.htm or one of the agencies below.
What training does your team undertake?
If the person fulfils the requirements for a DBS check (see 'Criminal Record Checks') then they are asked to complete a Level 1 Safeguarding Certificate accredited by the CPD Service (https://cpduk.co.uk/explained)