Download the CEQ Safeguarding Policy, and the Safeguarding Procedures & Toolkit, as PDFs to read digitally, or print.

You can also download individual forms in Word to allow you to fill them out.

Our Commitment

Our procedures and processes represent our commitment to safeguarding put into practice. This Area Meeting is committed to:

  • Promoting a safer environment and culture
  • Using good practice procedures and guidelines, following national legislation and regulations, and inter-agency procedures
  • Safely appointing, training and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and adults at risk
  • Supporting our Safeguarding Co-ordinators and Deputies in their work and in any action they take in order to protect children, young people, and adults at risk
  • Practising effective risk-management in response to those that may pose a present risk to others
  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation
  • Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons
  • Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and others affected.
  • Prevention
  • Understanding abuse and neglect

Other useful resources:

Thirtyone:eight equip organisations, churches, other faith groups, individuals and government with safeguarding tools to protect vulnerable people. CEQ are members of 31:8 and can therefore access discounted rates for training, utilise their resources and contact the helpline for advice (although the AM Safeguarding Team should be your first point of contact if possible). Please contact the office for more information 0121 236 2644 / .

The Independent Enquiry into Child Sexual Abuse: Lessons for Religious Organisations – these are slides that were presented at a seminar for the Association of Church Accountant and Treasurers, but are not specifically about finance, and may be helpful for anyone in a pastoral role in a Quaker meeting.

Updated (2023) government guidance for providers of children and young peoples activities.

UK government advice for parents on safeguarding in out-of-school settings.