Privacy Policy, Data Protection & Safeguarding

Privacy Policy

Our contact details 

Name: Kingdom Living Ministries

Address: c/o Chase Family Church Centre, Shirley Road, Enfield, EN2 6SB

Phone Number: 07743258732


What type of information we have 

We currently collect and process the following information:

  • Personal identifiers, contacts and characteristics (for example, name, contact details and photos)
  • Personal details concerning spiritual history, experience, your story etc.

How we get the information and why we have it

Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons:

  • On application for one of our courses.
  • To communicate with you regarding the services we offer.

We also receive personal information indirectly, from the following sources in the following scenarios:

  • Personal References taken up with your consent on application for one of our course’s/services.
  • Photos taken while attending KLM which may be used with your permission on social media.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:

(a) Your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting KLM

What we do with the information we have

We use the information that you have given us in one or more of the following ways in order:

  • To access your suitability for a place on one of our courses.
  • To communicate with you regarding our courses/services.
  • To use your contact details/ medical details in the event of an emergency.
  • To assist with our ongoing service provision and our care of your spiritual needs while attending one of our courses/services.
  • To share this information, with your consent, with your personal referees/mentor.
  • To communicate with you regarding courses/services which may be of interest to you in the future via our email mailing list. You may unsubscribe at any time.
  • To use testimonies/photos on social media, with your consent, to encourage others.

How we store your information 

Your information is securely stored electronically.

We keep your personal details throughout the duration of your relationship with KLM. We will then dispose your information by deleting your data.

You will be kept on the email mailing list until you decide to unsubscribe and then your full details will be deleted.

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

Your right of access – You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.

Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask us to rectify information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.

Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your information in certain circumstances.

Your right to object to processing – You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances.

Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that we transfer the information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

Please contact us at diana.a@Kingdom Living or telephone 07743258732 if you wish to make a request.

How to complain

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane




Helpline number: 0303 123 1113


Data Protection Policy

Kingdom Living Ministries

Last updated 25th July 2020


Organisation Means Kingdom Living Ministries (KLM).
GDPR Means General Data Protection Regulation.
Responsible Person Means Celene Sullivan
Register of Systems Means a register of all systems or contexts in which personal data is processed by the organisation.

1. Data protection principles

KLM is committed to processing data in accordance with its responsibilities under the GDPR.

Article 5 of the GDPR requires that personal data shall be:

  1. processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to individuals;
  2. collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes; further processing for archiving purposes in the public interest, or historical research purposes or statistical purposes shall not be considered to be incompatible with the initial purposes;
  3. adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed;
  4. accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date; every reasonable step must be taken to ensure that personal data that are inaccurate, having regard to the purposes for which they are processed, are erased or rectified without delay;
  5. kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed; personal data may be stored for longer periods insofar as the personal data will be processed solely for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes subject to implementation of the appropriate technical and organisational measures required by the GDPR in order to safeguard the rights and freedoms of individuals; and
  6. processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures.”

2. General provisions

  1. This policy applies to all personal data processed by the KLM.
  2. The Responsible Person shall take responsibility for KLM’s ongoing compliance with this policy.
  3. This policy shall be reviewed at least annually.
  4. KLM shall register with the Information Commissioner’s Office as an organisation that processes personal data.

3. Lawful, fair and transparent processing 

  1. To ensure its processing of data is lawful, fair and transparent, KLM shall maintain a Register of Systems.
  2. The Register of Systems shall be reviewed at least annually.
  3. Individuals have the right to access their personal data and any such requests made to the KLM shall be dealt with in a timely manner.

4. Lawful purposes

  1. All data processed by KLM must be done on one of the following lawful bases: consent, contract, legal obligation, vital interests, public task or legitimate interests (see ICO guidance for more information).
  2. KLM shall note the appropriate lawful basis in the Register of Systems.
  3. Where consent is relied upon as a lawful basis for processing data, evidence of opt-in  consent shall be kept with the personal data.
  4. Where communications are sent to individuals based on their consent, the option for the individual to revoke their consent should be clearly available and systems should be in place to ensure such revocation is reflected accurately in KLM’s systems.

5. Data minimisation

  1. KLM shall ensure that personal data are adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed.

6. Accuracy

  1. KLM shall take reasonable steps to ensure personal data is accurate.
  2. Where necessary for the lawful basis on which data is processed, steps shall be put in place to ensure that personal data is kept up to date.

7. Archiving / removal

  1. To ensure that personal data is kept for no longer than necessary, KLM shall put in place an archiving policy for each area in which personal data is processed and review this process annually.
  2. The archiving policy shall consider what data should/must be retained, for how long, and why.

8. Security

  1. KLM shall ensure that personal data is stored securely using modern software that is kept-up-to-date.
  2. Access to personal data shall be limited to personnel who need access and appropriate security should be in place to avoid unauthorised sharing of information.
  3. When personal data is deleted this should be done safely such that the data is irrecoverable.
  4. Appropriate back-up and disaster recovery solutions shall be in place.

9. Breach

In the event of a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data, KLM shall promptly assess the risk to people’s rights and freedoms and if appropriate report this breach to the ICO (more information on the ICO website).






You can download our full safeguarding policy here.

Every person has a value and dignity, which comes directly from the creation of people in God’s image. We see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. Among other things this implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.

We commit ourselves to nurture, protect and safeguard all our members, particularly children, young people and vulnerable adults.

We recognise that safeguarding is the responsibility of the whole Organisation.

We undertake to exercise proper care in the selection, appointment, training and support of those working with children or vulnerable adults.

We will respond without delay to concerns or allegations that a child or vulnerable adult may have been harmed, cooperating fully in any investigation.

We will challenge any abuse of power by anyone in a position of trust.

We will seek to offer pastoral care to anyone who has suffered abuse.

URGENT queries ring CCPAS 24-hour helpline: 0845 120 4550 (refer to website for guidance when to use)

0808 800 5000


We have appointed Celene Sullivan as the Safeguarding Officer.
Our Safeguarding Officer is the first person to speak to if you have any concerns around the welfare of a child or adult with vulnerability.

Diana Awor
07533 122929




What’s this policy about?

We’re committed to protecting all children and vulnerable adults (vulnerable groups) against all forms of abuse. This policy explains how we’ll do that.  In particular, we explain how we’ll:

o   recruit for job roles that involve regulated activity and working with vulnerable groups, and

o   manage situations where we believe vulnerable groups could be or have been placed at risk.

We expect all our staff to share this safeguarding commitment.  This policy also explains your responsibilities for safeguarding vulnerable groups and how you can report any safeguarding concerns or alleged or suspected abuse.

Is this policy part of my contract of employment?

No, and we can change this policy at any time, but if any changes are made, we’ll always make you aware of them. We may also vary things like time limits in this policy, if we feel we need to. 

Who’s covered by this policy?

This policy applies to all employees, directors and other officers, workers, agency workers and volunteers.  We also require in any contracts with self-employed consultants or contractors that they comply with this policy, and we’ll make sure they’re given access to a copy. All these people are referred to as ‘staff’ in this policy.

Who’s responsible for this policy?

While we ask all managers to take responsibility for making sure this policy is complied with, its successful operation also depends on you.  All staff are responsible for reporting any alleged or suspected abuse that they become aware of, to their manager or a Director straightaway.

Please take the time to read and understand it, and to go back to your manager with any questions you may have. References to Directors in this policy mean the most senior people within our organisation.


Section 1: Details of KLM

Charity Name: Kingdom Living Ministries

Address: Shirley Hall, Shirley Road, Enfield, EN2 0SB

Tel No: 07743 258 732

General Email address:

Senior Leader Name: Lauren Crook

Senior Leader Contact Telephone / Email: 07916226275 /

Safeguarding Coordinator Name: Celene Sullivan

Safeguarding Coordinator Contact Telephone / Email: 07912 227 843 /

Charity Number: 1204248

Insurance Company: Simply Business




Section 2:  Introduction


Some Definitions  

We’ve set out here the various legal definitions that apply in this policy.

o   Child: anyone under 18 years’ old.

o   Vulnerable adult: anyone over 18 years’ old who’s defined as vulnerable under [include relevant legal definition for your organisation, such as The Police Act 1997 (Enhanced Criminal Record Certificates) (Protection of Vulnerable Adults) Regulations 2002, or any broader definition used within your organisation].

o   Vulnerable groups: children and vulnerable adults.

o   Regulated activity: any of the activities defined as regulated activity in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006.

o   Safeguarding concernsa concern that an adult/child is at risk of or is experiencing abuse or neglect [ or include any additional relevant definition of safeguarding concerns used in your organisation, or delete.]

o   Abuse: as defined in the section below – What is abuse of vulnerable groups?


Good governance helps an organisation prevent abuse and means it can respond quickly and with integrity when concerns arise. Central to this, is the Board of Trustees  

The Board of Trustees is appointed to have independent authority and legal responsibility for how an organisation or charity and have a critical role in decision making and compliance as well as setting the values, standards and behaviours of the organisation.

The standards and behaviours may be referred to as the culture of the organisation or “the way we do things around here”. Culture can be shaped in both negative and positive ways.

“The culture of a charity goes beyond mere compliance with legal and regulatory demands. Charity governance is most effective when it provides assurances not just that legal requirements are met, but that the behaviour of people working for the charity, and those who come into contact with it, is proper and ethical. Culture, alongside good governance, can be pivotal to whether a charity achieves its stated object”  (ICSA The Governance Institute, 2017)


Positions of Trust

All adults working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are in a position of trust. All those in positions of trust need to understand the power this can give them over those they care for and the responsibility they have because of this relationship.

It is vital that all workers ensure they do not, even unknowingly, use their position of power and authority inappropriately. They should always maintain professional boundaries and avoid behaviour which could be misinterpreted.

As of April 2022 it is illegal (England and Wales)(Northern Ireland) for those in Positions of Trust in a faith setting to engage in sexual activity with a  16 or 17 year old under their care or supervision.


The following Safeguarding Policy and Statement aims, to not only meet the requirements of ensuring a safe environment for those accessing activities in our organisation but to also build an open culture where:

·      those who lead do so by example, 

·      are committed to the safeguarding of all 

·      those that work or volunteer are safely recruited and trained for their roles. 

·      there are accountability structures 

·      with codes of conduct

·      the values of the organisation are embedded in its day to day actions and behaviours of its people

·      and there is open communication



Our commitment

As a Leadership we recognise the need to provide a safe and caring environment for children, young people and adults. We acknowledge that children, young people and adults 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.” As a Leadership we have therefore adopted the procedures set out in this safeguarding policy in accordance with statutory guidance. We are committed to build constructive links with statutory and voluntary agencies involved in safeguarding.

A model safeguarding statement for display can be found in APPENDIX 1.

The policy and any attached practice guidelines are based on the ten safeguarding standards published by Thirtyone:eight (


Section 3


Understanding abuse and neglect

Defining child abuse or abuse against an adult is a difficult and complex issue. A person may abuse by inflicting harm or failing to prevent harm. Children and adults in need of protection may be abused within a family, an institution or a community setting. Very often the abuser is known or in a trusted relationship with the child or adult.

To safeguard those in our places of worship and organisations we adhere to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and have as our starting point as a definition of abuse, Article 19:

1. States Parties shall take all appropriate legislative, administrative, social and educational measures to protect the child from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse, while in the care of parent(s), legal guardian(s) or any other person who has the care of the child.

2. Such protective measures should, as appropriate, include effective procedures for the establishment of social programmes to provide necessary support for the child and for those who have the care of the child, as well as for other forms of prevention and for identification, reporting, referral, investigation, treatment and follow-up of instances of child maltreatment described heretofore, and, as appropriate, for judicial involvement.

Also for adults the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights with particular reference to Article 5:

No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Detailed definitions, and signs and indicators of abuse, as well as how to respond to a disclosure of abuse, are included here in our policy. APPENDIX 2.

Safer recruitment

The Leadership will ensure all workers will be appointed, trained, supported and supervised in accordance with government guidance on safe recruitment. This includes ensuring that:

· There is a written job description / person specification for the post

· Those applying have completed an application form

 · Those short listed have been interviewed

· Safeguarding has been discussed at interview

· Written references have been obtained, and followed up where appropriate

· A self-declaration form and disclosure and barring check (DBS) has been completed where necessary (we will comply with Code of Practice requirements concerning the fair treatment of applicants and the handling of information)

· Qualifications where relevant have been verified

· A suitable training programme is provided for the successful applicant

· The applicant has completed a probationary period

· The applicant has been given a copy of the organisation’s safeguarding policy and knows how to report concerns.

Safeguarding training

The Leadership is committed to on-going safeguarding training and development opportunities for all workers, developing a culture of awareness of safeguarding issues to help protect everyone. All our workers will receive induction training and undertake recognised safeguarding training on a regular basis.

The Leadership will also ensure that children and adults with care and support needs are provided with information on where to get help and advice in relation to abuse, discrimination, bullying or any other matter where they have a concern.

Practice Guidelines

As an organisation working with children, young people and adults with care and support needs we wish to operate and promote good working practice. This will enable workers to run activities safely, develop good relationships and minimise the risk of false or unfounded accusation.

We have specific good practice guidelines for every activity we are involved in and these are attached or in the appendices.

For some activities you will need specific forms, e.g. consent forms, risk assessments etc. The relevant forms can be found in appendix #.

Management of Workers – Codes of Conduct

As a Leadership we are committed to supporting all workers and ensuring they receive support and supervision. All workers have been issued with a code of conduct towards children, young people and adults with care and support needs, and will be given clear expectations about what is expected of them both within their job role and out. They will also receive further training as necessary.


Section 4: 

Partnership working 

The diversity of organisations and settings means there can be great variation in practice when it comes to safeguarding children, young people and adults. This can be because of cultural tradition, belief and religious practice or understanding, for example, of what constitutes abuse.

We therefore have clear guidelines with regards to our expectations of those with whom we work in partnership, whether in the UK or not. We will discuss with all partners our safeguarding expectations and have a partnership agreement for safeguarding. It is also our expectation that any organisation using our premises, as part of the letting agreement will have their own policy that meets Thirtyone:eight’s safeguarding standards.

We believe good communication is essential in promoting safeguarding, both to those we wish to protect, to everyone involved in working with children and adults and to all those with whom we work in partnership. This safeguarding policy is just one means of promoting safeguarding.

Section 5

Responding to allegations of abuse 


Under no circumstances should a volunteer or worker carry out their own investigation into an allegation or suspicion of abuse.  Follow procedures as below:

·      Documenting a concern

The worker or volunteer should make a report of the concern in the following way:

·      The person in receipt of allegations or suspicions of abuse should report concerns as soon as possible to: 


Name: Celene Sullivan (hereafter the “Safeguarding Co-ordinator”) 

Tel: 07912 227 843


The above is nominated by the Leadership to act on their behalf in dealing with the allegation or suspicion of neglect or abuse, including referring the matter on to the statutory authorities. 

·      In the absence of the Safeguarding Co-ordinator or, if the suspicions in any way involve the Safeguarding Co-ordinator, then the report should be made to: 

Name: Lauren Crook (hereafter the “Deputy”) 

Tel:  0791626275



If the suspicions implicate both the Safeguarding Co-ordinator and the Deputy, then the report should be made in the first instance to:

thirtyone:eight PO Box 133, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7UQ. 

Tel: 0303 003 1111.  Option 2 

Alternatively contact Social Services or the police. 


·      The Safeguarding Co-ordinator should contact the appropriate agency or they may first ring the thirtyone:eight helpline for advice.  They should then contact social services in the area the child or adult lives.


Name of local authority: Enfield Council

Children’s Social Services

Tel: 020 8379 5555, Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm

Out of hours Tel: 020 8379 1000 (select option 2 and you will be transferred to an advisor)

Website Address:


Adult Social Services

Tel: 0208 379 1000

Out of hours Tel: 0208 379 5212

Website Address:


Police Protection Team Tel: 


·      The Safeguarding Co-ordinator may need to inform others depending on the circumstances and/or nature of the concern 

§  Chair or trustee responsible for safeguarding who may need to liaise with the insurance company or the charity commission to report a serious incident.

§  Designated officer or LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer) if the allegation concerns a worker or volunteer working with someone under 18.

·      Suspicions must not be discussed with anyone other than those nominated above. A written record of the concerns should be made in accordance with these procedures and kept in a secure place.

·      Whilst allegations or suspicions of abuse will normally be reported to the Safeguarding Co-ordinator, the absence of the Safeguarding Co-ordinator or Deputy should not delay referral to Social Services, the Police or taking advice from Thirtyone:eight.

·      The Leadership will support the Safeguarding Co-ordinator/Deputy in their role and accept that any information they may have in their possession will be shared in a strictly limited way on a need to know basis.

·      It is, of course, the right of any individual as a citizen to make a direct referral to the safeguarding agencies or seek advice from Thirtyone:eight, although the Leadership hope that members of the organisation will use this procedure. If, however, the individual with the concern feels that the Safeguarding Co-ordinator/Deputy has not responded appropriately, or where they have a disagreement with the Safeguarding Co-ordinator(s) as to the appropriateness of a referral they are free to contact an outside agency direct.  We hope by making this statement that the Leadership demonstrate its commitment to effective safeguarding and the protection of all those who are vulnerable.


The role of the safeguarding co-ordinator/ deputy is to collate and clarify the precise details of the allegation or suspicion and pass this information on to statutory agencies who have a legal duty to investigate. 


Detailed procedures where there is a concern about a child:


Allegations of physical injury, neglect or emotional abuse.

If a child has a physical injury, a symptom of neglect or where there are concerns about emotional abuse, the Safeguarding Co-ordinator/Deputy will:

·      Contact Children’s Social Services (or Thirtyone:eight) for advice in cases of deliberate injury, if concerned about a child’s safety or if a child is afraid to return home.  

·      Not tell the parents or carers unless advised to do so, having contacted Children’s Social Services.  

·      Seek medical help if needed urgently, informing the doctor of any suspicions.  

·      For lesser concerns, (e.g. poor parenting), encourage parent/carer to seek help, but not if this places the child at risk of significant harm. 

·      Where the parent/carer is unwilling to seek help, offer to accompany them.  In cases of real concern, if they still fail to act, contact Children’s Social Services direct for advice. 

·      Seek and follow advice given by Thirtyone:eight (who will confirm their advice in writing) if unsure whether or not to refer a case to Children’s Social Services.


Allegations of sexual abuse


In the event of allegations or suspicions of sexual abuse, the Safeguarding Co-ordinator/Deputy will:


·      Contact the Children’s Social Services Department Duty Social Worker for children and families or Police Child Protection Team direct. They will NOT speak to the parent/carer or anyone else.

·      Seek and follow the advice given by Thirtyone:eight if for any reason they are unsure whether or not to contact Children’s Social Services/Police. Thirtyone:eight will confirm its advice in writing for future reference. 


Detailed procedures where there is a concern that an adult needs protection:

Suspicions or allegations of abuse or harm including; physical, sexual, organisational, financial, discriminatory, neglect, self-neglect, forced marriage, modern slavery, domestic abuse.


If there is concern about any of the above, Safeguarding Co-ordinator/Deputy will:


·      Contact the Adult Social Care Team who have responsibility under the Care Act 2014 to investigate allegations of abuse. Alternatively Thirtyone:eight can be contacted for advice.

·      If the adult is in immediate danger or has sustained a serious injury contact the Emergency Services, informing them of any suspicions.


If there is a concern regarding spiritual abuse, Safeguarding Co-ordinator will:

·      Identify support services for the victim i.e., counselling or other pastoral support

·      Contact Thirtyone:eight and in discussion with them will consider appropriate action with regards to the scale of the concern.


Allegations of abuse against a person who works with children/young people

If an accusation is made against a worker (whether a volunteer or paid member of staff) whilst following the procedure outlined above, the Safeguarding Co-ordinator, in accordance with Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) procedures will: 

·      Liaise with Children’s Social Services regarding the suspension of the worker

·      Make a referral to a designated officer formerly called a Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) whose function is to handle all allegations against adults who work with children and young people whether in a paid or voluntary capacity. 

·      Make a referral to Disclosure and Barring Service for consideration of the person being placed on the barred list for working with children or adults with additional care and support needs. This decision should be informed by the LADO if they are involved.


Allegations of abuse against a person who works with adults with care and support needs

The safeguarding co-ordinator will:

·      Liaise with Adult Social Services in regards the suspension of the worker

·      Make a referral to the DBS following the advice of Adult Social Services


The Care Act places the duty upon Adult Services to investigate situations of harm to adults with care and support needs. This may result in a range of options including action against the person or organisation causing the harm, increasing the support for the carers or no further action if the ‘victim’ chooses for no further action and they have the capacity to communicate their decision. However, this is a decision for Adult Services to decide not the church.


Section 6

Pastoral Care


Supporting those affected by abuse


The Leadership is committed to offering pastoral care, working with statutory agencies as appropriate, and support to all those who have been affected by abuse who have contact with or are part of the organisation.


Working with offenders and those who may pose a risk


When someone attending the organisation is known to have abused children, is under investigation, or is known to be a risk to adults with care and support needs; the Leadership will supervise the individual concerned and offer pastoral care, but in its safeguarding commitment to the protection of children and adults with care and support needs, set boundaries for that person, which they will be expected to keep. These boundaries will be based on a risk assessment and through consultation with appropriate parties.



Adoption of the policy


This policy was agreed by the leadership and will be reviewed annually on:


Signed by:           C. Sullivan                         Position: Safeguarding Officer


Signed by:           L. Crook                             Position: Deputy Officer


Date: 21st September 2023



Safeguarding statement

Model Policy Statement on Safeguarding

To be displayed in a prominent place




Name of Place of worship/organisation*: Kingdom Living Ministries


The following statement was agreed by the leadership/organisation* on: 23rd September 2023


·      This organisation* is committed to the safeguarding of children and adults with care and support needs and ensuring their well-being.


We recognise that we all have a responsibility to help prevent harm or Abuse to children and adults with care and support needs in all their recognised forms.


·      We recognise that the personal dignity and rights of adults and children and will ensure all our policies and procedures will reflect this.


·      We believe all people should enjoy and have access to every aspect of the life of the organisation.


·      We undertake to exercise proper care in the appointment and selection of those who will work with children and adults with care and support needs.


·      We believe every child and adult should be valued, safe and happy.  We want to make sure that all those we have contact with know this and are empowered to tell us if they are experiencing significant harm.


We are committed to:


·      Following statutory denominational and specialist guidelines in relation to safeguarding children and adults and will ensure that as an organisation all workers will work within the agreed procedure of our safeguarding policy.


·      Implementing the requirements of all relevant legislation including, but not limited to; Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018, the Disability Discrimination Acts 1995 and 2005, Equality Act 2010 and referring concerns about adults with care and support needs to the local authority under the Care Act 2014. (Please amend this list for appropriate legislation in N. Ireland and Scotland)


·      Supporting, resourcing and training those who undertake this work.


·      Ensuring that we are keeping up to date with national and local developments relating to safeguarding.


·      Ensuring that everyone agrees to abide by these recommendations and the guidelines established by this organisation.


·      Supporting all in the organisation affected by abuse.


We recognise:


·      Children’s Social Services has lead responsibility for investigating all allegations or suspicions of abuse where there are concerns about a child.  Adult Social Care has lead responsibility for investigating all allegations or suspicions of abuse where there are concerns about an adult with care and support needs.


·      Where an allegation suggests that a criminal offence may have been committed then the police should be contacted as a matter of urgency.


·      Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.


We will review this statement and our policy annually.


If you have any concerns for a child or adult, then speak to one of the following who have been approved as safeguarding co-ordinators for this place of worship/organisation.


Celene Sullivan –  Safeguarding Co-Ordinator


Lauren Crook – Deputy Safeguarding Co-Ordinator



A copy of this organisation’s policy can be seen on the website or requested.


Signed by organisation


Signed        Kingdom Living Minsitries


Date             23rd September 2023



Four Definitions of Abuse together with signs and indicators

Further definitions for children together with signs and indicators

Further definitions for adults together with signs and indicators