Church Policy & Safeguarding
Valuing people, respecting privacy and offering support to those in need
Here you will find a selection of information and policy documents relating to aspects of our church ministry, please download them if you wish to understand how we safeguard children and vulnerable adults, and protect the data we collect.
In addition, you'll find information on how we work within our local community and policy documents relating to a variety of tasks undertaken by St Paul's Church and The HOPE Centre.
If you have any questions or require additional information, please do contact us
Our group of churches is fully committed to its safeguarding responsibilities for all, but especially children and vulnerable adults. All its officers are regularly trained in safeguarding matters and are subject to DBS checks.
“Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of male and female in God’s own image and likeness. Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. Among other things this implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm” Diocese of Bristol Safeguarding Policy, 2018
If you wish to view our Safeguarding Policy please click here
To view our Domestic Abuse Policy please click here
Many roles within the church are fulfilled by volunteers. Indeed the church could not function without them. They include leadership roles, office roles, children’s workers, worship team, stewards as well as many others. This policy provides guidelines for all volunteers.
We recognise the valuable contribution volunteers make to enable the vision and values of the church. Volunteers bring many new skills, knowledge and enthusiasm, adding refreshing perspective to the work of our churches. We are seeking to develop good practices in volunteering in accordance with the values of our churches.
If you wish to view our Volunteer Policy please click here
Room Hire Policy
We welcome all in our community who will join us in our expressions of faith and our facilities are for hire to those whose activities are clearly in line with the fruits of the Holy Spirit as described in the Bible at Galatians 5 v 22 & 23.
’the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.’
To find out more about hiring our facilities, please click here
Personal Data & Website Policy
Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).
The PCC of St. Paul, Chippenham with Langley Burrell complies with its obligations under the “GDPR” by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.
To view our GDPR Policy please click here