Policies and DBS checks
FBC has safeguarding policies for children and young people and for adults at risk*. Policies are based on government guidelines and copies of these are available via the links below.
All adult helpers with children's and young people’s activities undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and are cleared to work with children. Helpers in activities with adults who are at risk* also have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
All leaders and helpers are trained and supported in safeguarding.
FBC has Designated Persons for Safeguarding Children and Young People and for Adults at Risk*. Please contact them if you have any questions about safeguarding in general or if you have any concerns. They can be contacted by e-mailing:
If they are unavailable, please contact Duncan Matheson (Deacon for Safeguarding). Our Safeguarding Administrator, Michèle Hackney, is responsible for all Disclosure and Barring Service checks and other safeguarding administration. She can be contacted by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although any matter will be treated in confidence, should the church have any safeguarding concerns, it will seek the advice of the Churches' Child Protection Advisory Service (for children and young people) or the Churches' Agency for Safeguarding (for adults at risk*) and, if appropriate, contact the statutory authorities.
*Any adult may be at risk due to disability, mental function, age, illness or traumatic circumstances, may not be able to take care of or protect themselves against the risk of significant harm, abuse, bullying, harassment, mistreatment or exploitation.