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Personal safety

Keeping yourself safe is about taking common sense steps to protect yourself when you might be in vulnerable situations such as being alone in a church, maybe locking up after an event or service.  We do not want to alarm church employees and volunteers but we do have simple advice about what can be done to minimise the risks to your own safety and that of others. 

Our handy Personal Safety Plan provides details on issues to consider and the suggested control measures you can take.

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Carrying out simple risk assessments.

In many churches people may have followed the same practices for many years without incident but this does not mean that they are safe. It is worth reassessing what you do just for peace of mind, if nothing else.

tick image Look out for any situations where there is potential for someone to be harmed – for example when alone in a building.

tick image Establish what the risk is – what is the likelihood of someone being harmed, taking into account the measures you already have in place to limit the consequences.

tick image Assess what additional measures are necessary and how these new measures are to be implemented.

For more information on what to consider take a look at our handy straightforward Personal Safety guidance.

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