• Members – It is the duty of each member to help prevent the abuse of children at adults at risk, and the duty of each church member to respond to concerns about the well-being of children and adults at risk. Any abuse disclosed, discovered or suspected will be reported in accordance with our procedures. The church will fully co-operate with any statutory investigation into any suspected abuse linked with the church.


  • Recruitment – The church will exercise proper care in the selection and appointment of those working with children and adults at risk, whether paid or voluntary. All workers will be provided with appropriate training, support and supervision to promote the safekeeping of children and adults at risk.


  • Respect - The church will adopt a code of behaviour for all who are appointed to work with children and adults at risk so that all children and adults are shown the respect that is due to them.


  • Safer - The church is committed to providing an environment that is as safe as possible for children and adults at risk and will always adopt ways of working with them that promote their safety and well-being. The church is committed to the prevention of bullying. The church will seek to ensure that the behaviour of any individual who may pose a risk to children, young people or adults as risk in the community of the church is managed appropriately.

The following is the church’s Designated Persons for Safeguarding (DPS) and can be emailed at

Gillian Newell

A copy of the church’s safeguarding procedure is available to view at DBC within the Safeguarding folder, however, if you would like a copy sent to you just contact any member of the leadership or email one of the church’s DPS contacts.

For more information on the safeguarding procedures within the Baptist Union please follow this link.

At Dawley Baptist Church, we take your privacy rights seriously. The document stated below explains how we obtain, process, store and share your personal information, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018.

Privacy Notice:
Under Data Protection legislation the church Charity Trustees of Dawley Baptist Church are the Data Controller and can be contacted by emailing
If you require a copy of our privacy statement please contact a member of the leadership.

If you complete this Contact Us form we will only retain your name and details for as long as is necessary for us to deal with your enquiry. We will NOT pass on your details to anyone other than the person (or people) in our church who are best able to deal with your enquiry.

If you are concerned about the way your information is being handled please speak to our Data Protection Trustee.  If you are still unhappy you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office. 

Tom Bowring, 17/11/2018