Our children and young people stay with their families during the worship at the start of the service. After about 20 minutes we go out to our own activities; Parents are welcome to come in with their children or leave them if they are happy to be left. We will come and find you in the service if you are needed.
The Ark Plus
0-5's go the the creche off the main hall for The Ark Plus - Bible stories, singing, and lots of fun! Parents and carers are welcome to leave their youngsters and go into the main service if their children can be left, or they are welcome to stay and join in the fun.
Ages 6 and upwards join Rock Solid upstairs for fun and action around a Biblical theme. The older teens currently have their own discussion time with a youth leader.
Mondays: Sweaty Church
Sweaty Church is every 3rd Monday of the month. From 3.45 until 5.45pm. Come when you can after school and join in lots of active things to do then games together around a Bible theme followed by tea together. £1.50 per person eating. Must come with a responsible adult.
Thursdays: The Ark
Please note that The Ark is currently full. Please contact Laura to be added to the waiting list
Thursday morning 10am-12noon in term time, for pre-school children and their carers. With lots of toys to play with, things to make and do, plus stories and songs together, we have a busy fun time. £1 per family per session which includes a drink and snack too. First session is free. We know it can be daunting coming to a new group for the first time but we are a friendly bunch with Mums, Dads, Grandmas and Granddads so we would love to see you with us too.
Mondays: South Lynn Youth Cafe
Usually every Monday in term time (see notice outside the Church) for 11-14's at secondary school. 7-8pm for games such as snooker and air hockey with crafts and lots of other things to do. Must come with a responsible adult the first time to complete the registration form. Please note that we have a limit of 20 young people each evening so our doors will have to close when that number is reached.
6.30 - 7.30 pm for young people wanting to explore their faith.
PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS POLICY
KING'S LYNN BAPTIST CHURCH
The Leadership recognises the importance of its ministry /work with children and young people and adults in need of protection and its responsibility to protect everyone entrusted to our care.
The following statement was agreed by the leadership/organisation on: 26th April 2017
This place of worship/organisation is committed to the safeguarding of children and adults at risk 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 and children, and to report any such abuse that we discover or suspect.
· We recognise the personal dignity and rights of adults at risk and will ensure all our policies and procedures will reflect this.
· We believe all adults and children should enjoy and have access to every aspect of the life in this place of Worship.
· We undertake to exercise proper care in the appointment and selection of those
who will work with children and adults at risk. We believe every child and adult should be valued, safe and happy. We want to make sure that children and adults at risk we have contact with, know this and are empowered to tell us if they are suffering harm.
We are committed to:
· Following the requirements for UK legislation in relation to safeguarding children and adults and good practice recommendations.
· Respecting the rights of children as described in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
· Implementing the requirements of legislation in regard to people with disabilities.( Disability Descrimination Act 1995 & 2005)
· Ensuring that workers adhere to the agreed procedures of our safeguarding policy.
· Keeping up to date with national and local developments relating to safeguarding.
· Following any denominational or organisational guidelines in relation to safeguarding children and adults in need of protection.
· Supporting the safeguarding co-ordinator/s in their work and in any action they may need to take in order to protect children/adults at risk.
· Ensuring that everyone agrees to abide by these recommendations and the guidelines established by this place of worship/organisation.
· Supporting parents and families
· Nurturing, protecting and safeguarding of children and young people
· Supporting, resourcing, training, monitoring and providing supervision to all those who undertake this work.
· Supporting all in the place of worship/organisation affected by abuse.
· Adopting and following the ‘Safe and Secure’ safeguarding standards developed by the Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service.
· Children’s Social Services (or equivalent) has lead responsibility for investigating all allegations or suspicions of abuse where there are concerns about a child. Adult Social Care (or equivalent) 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.
· Where working outside of the UK, concerns will be reported to the appropriate agencies in the country in which we operate, and their procedures followed, and in addition we will report concerns to our agency’s headquarters.
· Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.