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Committed to being a safe place for all

Our Safeguarding Team

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Helen McKenna

Safeguarding Coordinator

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Rosie Watt

Safeguarding Coordinator

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Protection of Children & Adults Policy Statement





The following statement was agreed by the Leadership Team on 9th January 2024: 

  • This place of worship 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 the physical, sexual, psychological, financial and discriminatory abuse and neglect of adults at risk of harm and abuse, and to report any such abuse that we discover or suspect.

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

  • We believe, as appropriate, all adults should enjoy and have access to every aspect of the life of the place of worship/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 should be valued, safe and happy. We want to make sure that children 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 a place of worship all workers will work within the agreed procedure of our safeguarding policy.

  • Implementing the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Acts 1995 and 2005, Equality Act 2010 and all other relevant legislation.

  • 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 place of worship/organisation.

  • Supporting all in the place of worship 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.

Rosie Watt               Safeguarding Co-Ordinator

Helen McKenna      Safeguarding Co-Ordinator

A copy of this place of worship’s policy can be seen at Riverview Hub (61 Stewart Avenue, Bo'ness), upon request at Riverview Central or can be read/downloaded via the links below.

Signed by Pastor Tomas Workman – Lead Pastor




Safeguarding Policy for 

Children & Young People

Safeguarding Policy for 

Vulnerable Adults

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