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Month: January 2014

New Safeguarding Partnership

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New Safeguarding link with CCPAS

Access Insurance have formed links to work closely with Churches Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS ), the Christian charity providing professional advice, support, training and resources in all areas of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.  CCPAS outlining what the charity does and how it can help other charities and churches:

Founded over 30 years ago, CCPAS exists to set (and maintain) standards in safeguarding. It is the only independent Christian charity providing professional advice, support, training and resources in all areas of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

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Safeguarding Policies for Your Church

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When was your Church Safeguarding policy last reviewed?

In a busy church life, it is easy to forget about the need to regularly review and update your Safeguarding policies. Circumstances can quickly change within a church, whether through new activities, meeting facilities or people for example, leaving some safeguarding issues unaddressed.

By keeping Child and Vulnerable Protection policies regularly updated, not only helps to protect these individuals and the staff and volunteers that work with them, it fulfils insurer requirements in respect of the churches duty of care.

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Running a Social Action Project?

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Loving a City with Acts of Kindness

Demonstrating love for no reason, with no agenda is rare in society. But that’s exactly what The City Church in Canterbury and Whitstable sought to do one summer weekend, to be a blessing to the local community.

Over two days, teams of hundreds of volunteers went out into Wincheap area of Canterbury in bright red ‘Love Canterbury’ T-shirts responding to appeals for help. While one team cleaned the streets of litter, the other team visited the homes of those wanting help with painting, gardening and rubbish clearing – acts of kindness. Along the way, others stepped in to help them. The local B&Q store donated supplies so that one elderly man could have his home painted.

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Do you have Pastoral Care Insurance?

What you may not know about Pastoral care

It is vital to get specialist advice to ensure that you are fully protected for the spiritual and emotional advice you provide. Whilst liability insurance can be purchased through numerous suppliers, some insurance policies will not extend to include pastoral care.

Pastoral care would include befriending, encouraging, listening and supporting both the church congregation and members of the public. It is used to help individuals through any season in their lives but should not be confused with counselling.

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