Abuse is unacceptable. Everyone, including children and vulnerable adults, have a right to participate in Quaker communities without suffering harm. We are committed to keeping everyone safe.
Quakers recognise that of God in everyone. All children, young people and adults deserve respect, value and appropriate care. Our care extends to people who are at risk of abuse, have been abused and to those who may be perpetrators. We apply the Quaker national approach to assessing and managing risks from those who have a record of offending.
Sussex West Quaker Meeting is committed to the robust implementation of these policies and practices. We believe that they offer the best protection for those adults and young people in our Meetings who may be at risk of harm. There are three main strands to this work: