Safeguarding is the protection of adults and children from harm, abuse or neglect.

We at Gilgal we consider the safeguarding of every member of our congregation a very serious issue and make every attempt to ensure we operate an effective policy.

Safeguarding involves a range of activities aimed at promoting the individual’s fundamental right to be safe. These include making and maintaining safe environments for all, having processes to follow should something go wrong, and support for everyone involved.

We all have the same rights and expectations to independence, respect, choice, fulfilment of our ambitions, to be heard, included, and to have privacy and confidentiality. These expectations are central to the way in which we interact with each other in our life together.

We believe that every church should adopt safeguarding policy statements for children, young people and adults at risk.

You can download copies of the policies we operate below, as well as those of the Baptist Union.
Lee Abbey

Policy on the protection of adults at risk

Safeguarding Children – Policy Statement

Baptist Union of Great Britain, Safeguarding Policy

Social Media Policy (BUGB Guidelines)



In line with our policy on Safeguarding the Church has published guidelines on working alone at church, both to protect church members and to comply with Health & Safety legislation. You can download these guidelines by clicking on the button below.