Cobourg Alliance Church is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our community. In Matthew 20:25-26. Jesus called his disciples together and said, “You’ve observed how godless rulers throw their weight around, how quickly a little power goes to their heads. It’s not going to be that way with you. Whoever wants to be great must become a servant.” Matt 20:25-26 The Message)
As Christians we know that our role is to honour and serve the people our sphere of influence. We are grieved anytime we hear stories about people in positions of authority abusing their positions to serve selfish or sinful ends.
At Cobourg Alliance Church we want to take every possible step to create a safe and welcoming environments for your whole family to experience Jesus and grow in every part of your life.
THEREFORE WE WILL:
Promote a safe environment and culture
Safely recruit and support all those with any responsibility related to children, youth and vulnerable adults within the Church through our Plan to Protect Policy. To request a copy of our Plan to Protect policy click here.
Respond promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation
Care pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons
Care pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons
Respond to those that may pose a present risk to others
REPORTING ABUSE OR RAISING A CONCERN
If someone is in immediate danger or needs urgent medical attention contact the emergency services on 911.
If the situation you are reporting is not an emergency please use the contact details below.
If you are worried about someone and want to raise a concern or report abuse, please contact us here.
The Alliance Canada is committed to creating and ensuring safe environments for worship, witness, and work free from sexual misconduct and will not tolerate sexual misconduct in any form including sexual harassment, sexual abuse, and child abuse by its licensed workers, (non-licensed) employees, contract workers, or volunteers in service to or with The Alliance Canada, its churches, congregations, districts, institutions, agencies, organizations, or other bodies that operate under its name. To make a complaint regarding sexual misconduct where a real or perceived differential in power or authority is involved, please go to The Alliance Canada website at www.cmacan.org/report-sexual-misconduct.