Safeguarding Statement | United Christian Broadcasters

Safeguarding Statement

 

 

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We are United Christian Broadcasters Limited, registered charity no. 299128, company registered in England no. 2182533, registered office Hanchurch Christian Centre, Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 8RY.

This statement was last updated on 28/07/2022 and may be revised from time to time. Please check this page for the latest version.

UCB is a media charity that engages with people of all ages, backgrounds and experiences. It seeks to provide a safe and welcoming environment where people can encounter faith in Jesus in a respectful and positive manner. Therefore, UCB takes safeguarding very seriously, acknowledging that it is the responsibility of every individual at UCB to keep children, and adults who need care and support, safe from abuse and neglect. 

Consequently, all staff and volunteers, undertake safeguarding awareness training and must familiarise themselves with UCB’s Safeguarding Policy and Disclosure procedures so that they can quickly identify and respond to any concerns regarding abuse or neglect in an appropriate way.

There is a dedicated team of trained Safeguarding Coordinators who support this function and who regularly offer help and advice to colleagues. The Safeguarding Coordinators are responsible for ensuring that Safeguarding policies, procedures and training are regularly updated in keeping with statutory regulations and best practice. 

For those who have been affected by abuse who have contact with, or are part of UCB, the Safeguarding Coordinators are committed to offering support by signposting to professional services and working with statutory agencies as appropriate.

UCB has a rigorous recruitment process and will ensure that all its practices in relation to recruitment of paid workers and volunteers are adhered to, including obtaining references, and where applicable DBS checks. All staff and volunteers are expected to adhere to a code of conduct based on UCB’s core values and culture. Furthermore, UCB is committed to providing support and guidance for all workers who may come into contact with children, young people and those with care and support needs.

We would encourage anyone to raise a safeguarding concern, whether that is something they have experienced or witnessed, or if they have concerns about an employee or volunteer. To raise a safeguarding concern please e-mail safeguarding@ucb.co.uk

We would only pass personal information to the authorities where it is justified in the public interest or required by law. In the event of receiving an objection we would either stop processing the data, or show that the interests of the parties affected were compelling enough to justify our decision.

 

Psalm 34:18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.