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Kingdom Overflow is part of St. Luke’s Cranham Park Registered charity no 1128304

Safeguarding statement

We are committed to safeguarding children, young people, victims/perpetrators of domestic abuse and vulnerable adults. The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Tom Lambert, who may be contacted at church or by email tomlambert.stlukes@gmail.com.

Children & Young People SafeguardingKingdom Overflow (KO) has a growing number of projects working with young people. It is the intention of our organisation to offer support, encouragement and spiritual teaching to anyone who wishes to receive it. This means that we will come in contact with young people from many different backgrounds and will encounter very different parental and social patterns.
KO takes this responsibility very seriously and, through teaching and our safeguarding handbook endeavours to protect and safeguard the welfare of the children and young people entrusted to our care.

As part of the mission of KO, we are committed to:

  • Listening to, relating effectively to, respecting and valuing young people in our care
  • Encouraging and supporting parents and carers
  • Ensuring that our teams are given support and training
  • Having a system for dealing with concerns about possible abuse
  • Maintaining good links with the statutory child care authorities

Vulnerable Adults Safeguarding

A vulnerable adult is someone ‘who is or may be in need of community care services by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness; and who is or may be unable to take care of him or herself, or unable to protect him or herself against significant harm or exploitation’.

It is the intention of our church to offer support, encouragement and spiritual teaching to anyone who wishes to receive it. This means that we will come in contact with vulnerable adults from many different backgrounds.

KO takes this responsibility very seriously and through teaching and our safeguarding handbook endeavours to protect and safeguard the welfare of the vulnerable adults entrusted to our care.

As part of the mission of KO, we are committed to:

  • Listening to, relating effectively to, respecting and valuing vulnerable adults in our care
  • Encouraging and supporting parents and carers
  • Ensuring that vulnerable adult’s helpers are given support and training
  • Having a system for dealing with concerns about possible abuse
  • Maintaining good links with the statutory authorities

Safe Messaging

The digital world is the world that many people – and especially young people – now live and operate within. As such, Social media and digital messaging are an important and powerful tool in growing community and connections amongst people.

Kingdom Overflow (KO) aims to encourage communication and connection via Social Media and digital messaging. However, we are committed to operating responsibly and safely, and operate with caution and a high level of accountability. As part of the mission of KO, we are committed to:

  • Only sending relevant and appropriate messages via platforms agreed by individuals, in line with our Data and Privacy policy.
  • Only allowing messages to be sent by authorised team, using secure Kingdom Overflow equipment and accounts. Contact details of under 18 year olds WILL NOT be stored on personal equipment.
  • Limiting messaging to appropriate levels, with interactions only taking place across all platforms between 9am and 9pm.
  • Operating corporate/professional SMS and Social Media accounts, that are monitored by a supervisor at all times. Conversations are not deleted for accountability purposes, and are stored indefinitely and made available to statutory authorities when requested or if found to be offensive/criminal in nature. Records of these can be requested.

Safeguarding Officers

Our Safeguarding Officers are the first people to speak to if you have any concerns around the welfare of a child or adult at risk.

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Tom Lambert, who may be contacted at church or by email tomlambert.stlukes@gmail.com.