Safeguarding Policy Appendix:
Sunday School

Outline

  1. The Sunday School caters for children between the ages of 2 and 14. It meets in a single room, in small groups.
  2. It aims to help children to grow in faith, and find a place within the church community.

Roles

Sunday School Coordinator

  Arrive fifteen minutes before the activity starts in order to prepare the space effectively, and check that it is safe and secure.

  Ensure that Consent Forms are completed for all children attending, and filed securely, in consultation with the Parish Safeguarding Officer.

  Complete attendance registers for both children and adults, and pass these to the Parish Safeguarding Officer for storage in the paper safe at the end of the year.

  Organise the rota to ensure there is a proper ratio of adults to children, and that adults are assigned to support specific groups of children.

  Ensure that the children are safe throughout the activity.

  Prepare in advance for any group you are leading.

  Ensure that leaders have access to resources to help them prepare the classes.

  Ensure that the only adults attending the Sunday School activity are usually Sunday School Leaders and Assistants. The only exception to this rule is when (a) special arrangements are made; (b) parents come to settle their children into Sunday School, usually two to three sessions for a three year old, at the Coordinator’s discretion.

Sunday School Leader

  Arrive ten minutes before the activity starts in order to prepare the space effectively, and check that it is safe and secure, if the Sunday School Coordinator is not present.

  Prepare in advance for the activity involving the assigned group of children.

  Ensure that the children are safe throughout the activity.

  Follow the directions of the Sunday School Coordinator for your assigned group of children.

  Notify the Sunday School Coordinator as early as possible if you will not be present to do your duty.

Sunday School Assistant

  Arrive five minutes before the activity starts in order to prepare the space effectively.

  Ensure that the children are safe throughout the activity.

  Follow the directions of the Sunday School Leader or Coordinator for your assigned group of children.

  Notify the Sunday School Coordinator as early as possible if you will not be present to do your duty.

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