Equal Opportunities, Safeguarding & other policies

Equal Opportunities Policy

The Abbey Centre and the Abbey Centre Baptist Church are committed to ensuring that all individuals and groups are treated fairly and valued equally. Our organisations’ policies will be governed by this commitment in their dealings with our own work force, with volunteers, clients and with all whom we have contact or dealings.

This equality policy and these principles will apply to all, and the staff and trustees of the Abbey Centre will do their best to provide an example of good practice to the community at large.

The Abbey Centre and the Abbey Centre Baptist Church will oppose discrimination against any individual or group specifically on the grounds of race, ethnic or national origin, religion or creed, disability or impairment, gender, sexual orientation or marital status, employment status, social class, HIV status, age, dependent-care responsibilities or needs, appearance or size, unrelated criminal conviction or on any other unjustified grounds.

No-one, whether customer or employee of The Abbey Centre or the Abbey Centre Baptist Church, will receive less favourable treatment or will be disadvantaged by unjustifiable requirements or conditions. Our aim is to eliminate unfair discrimination.

The Legal Background for this documents is derived from the following Acts:

1. Equal Pay Act 1970

2. Sex Discrimination Act 1975

3. Race Relations Act 1976

4. Trade Union and Labour Relations Act 1974/6

5. Disability Discrimination Act 1995

Safeguarding Policy

Our mission

The stated mission of The Abbey Centre Baptist Church is “to serve the spiritual and social needs of people in South Northampton.”

In fulfilling this mission, we:

  • Organise and run activities for children, young people and adults at risk
  • Welcome children, young people and adults at risk into the life of our community
  • Make our premises available to organisations working with children, young people and adults at risk

 Our safeguarding responsibilities

The church recognises its responsibilities in safeguarding all children, young people and adults at risk, regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity or ability.

As members of this church, we commit ourselves to the nurturing, protection and safeguarding of all people associated with the church. In pursuit of this, we commit ourselves to our safeguarding policy and to the implementation of the procedures outlined within it, to ensure we adhere to the policy effectively.

Click the link below to read our full safeguarding policy and procedures:

SAFEGUARDING – Abbey Centre Baptist Church Policy and Procedures