Search

Type your text, and hit enter to search:

SafeguardingSmall
Why Safeguarding? 

At KCM we want to do the best for all our church family, including the children, young people and adults at risk in our care. We also want to support and care for our staff and volunteers, who help us to run the various ministries of KCM. Safeguarding is a SHARED responsibility.


Guiding principles

The principles below will guide all elements of safeguarding at KCM :

  • Timely safeguarding action.  Advice to be sought/action to be taken within 24 hours.
  • The involvement of others on a need-to-know basis only.
  • The early identification and management of actual or potential risks.
  • The discharging of duties to the highest professional standard.
  • The active commitment of all in promoting and keeping our community safe.


Safety for ALL

We actively seek the well being of those children, young people and adults at risk who are in our care on a day to day basis and take part in activities.  This is also true for our staff and volunteers who help us to run those activities. We look to support them, protect them and encourage them as they help us.


Safely Recruiting Staff and Volunteers

As part of our policy staff and volunteers are taken through an induction process which includes checking references and going through a Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check. This ensures KCM is not used as a point of entry for those who would seek to harm the people in our care. We aim to repeat this DBS check within 3 years to make sure nothing has happened in the meantime to change a person’s status.


Training

The Eastern Baptist Association hold regular training courses and we encourage our volunteers and staff to attend them. Keeping up to date with the latest legislation and current practices. means we maintain our ‘best practice’ stance.


Summary

  • Safeguarding ensures the safety and wellbeing of our children, young people and adults at risk.
  • Safeguarding supports and protects our staff and volunteers.
  • Safeguarding makes sure we keep up with and comply with current legislation.
  • Safeguarding creates a safer environment for everyone who uses or accesses our facilities.
  • Safeguarding gives staff, volunteers and our visitors an instant point of contact if they need it.
  • Safeguarding is for the benefit of all of us not just a few.


Safegaurding Documents

Please see below links to download the following policy documents:
  1. KCM Adults at Risk Policy - click here to download
  2. KCM Child Protection Safeguarding Policy - click here to download
  3. KCM Equal Opportunities Statement - click here to download
Glenys
Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

WelcomeSmall
New to Church?

Welcome! Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life - we hope our website helps you to find out everything you want to know about King's Church Mildenhall.


Some key information about the church...

  
Where & when does the church meet?
King's Church Mildenhall meets every Sunday at 10.30am for our Sunday Service.
Aim to arrive at least 10 minutes early to ensure you get a parking spot and seat in time for the service to start.

We meet at the church building in the middle of the town. The address is:

Market Street
Mildenhall
Suffolk
IP28 7EF

You can see a map on our contact us page
 

What should I expect when I visit the church?

You will receive a very warm welcome particularly from our Welcome Team who will be able to answer your questions and direct you to where you need to go. There will be a time of singing with opportunity for church members to pray or read a passage from the bible. After prayers there will be a preach from one of the leaders sometimes with a chance to respond at the end of the service.
 

Tea, coffee and biscuits are served after the service where there is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions.
 

What happens to the children at church?

We have a fantastic programme for the children at KCM for ages 0-16. Children stay with their parents at the start of the service as we worship (sing songs!) together for the first part of the morning. Someone will announce when the children need to go to their programme. You will need to go with your children and register them.


For more information about what happens in the children's work please visit the relevant age groups for you under church life.
 

Is there a dress code?

No! Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.
 

Will I have to join in?

Not at all!

You are free to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.
 

Useful Links...

We have more information for you specifically if you...  

I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them.

Please feel free to contact us.

If you want to know who works in the church office, check out our Ministry Team page.