Children and Young People

Children and young people have played an important part in the life of Christ Church over the years and continue to do so. In this section of our web-site we explain our links with various groups and the measures we take to ensure they are safe when at the church or in the Parish Hall.

 

Junior Church  (Formerly Sunday School)

Currently we do not have a regularJunior Church or Sunday School at Christ Church. However, once a month there is a Messy Church for children and families in our benefice at St Clement's Branch Church. This is on the last Sunday of the month in the afternoon. Please chech on the S Clement's website for details.

On the third Sunday of each month when we have a non-eucharistic family service which children and families are encouraged to attend and take part in music, readings, prayers, activities and the order of service. 

 

Local Schools and Nurseries

Through our Community Links programme we have regular contact with Kingsway Primary School, Davyhulme Primary School and Nursery, Play and Stay Playgroup, Orangutan Nursery, Canterbury Rd Day Nursery and Stepping Stones Nursery. Visits to the church are made both as part of the RE Curriculum, for the Harvest, for the Come to the Crib service for the under fives and for the Christmas Light KS1 service. We support all the units in their required Community Cohesion policy implementation. Members of our congregation are governors at Kingsway Primary School and Davyhulme Primary School.

 

Parish Hall

The hall plays an important part our support for voluntary children’s groups in their various activities. Groups using the hall include 4th Davyhulme Guides, 5th Davyhulme Brownies, GKR Karate Club, Play & Stay Playgroup, Children's Singing Classes and Faye-Starr School of Dance. All leaders of these groups are required to have the correct clearance for working with children.

 

Child Protection Policies

The Diocese of Manchester has registered with CCPAS (the Churches Child Protection Advisory Service) which has created a bespoke membership scheme specifically tailored to suit the needs and demands of the Diocese of Manchester. As required by the Diocese the PCC at Christ Church has appointed a Child Protection Officer who liaises with the Diocesan staff. The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), which has replaced the CRB check system, are a vital part of the church procedures in seeking to safeguard children and young people. A DBS check (called a ‘disclosure’) is required for any person regularly caring for, training, supervising or in sole charge of children and/or young people under the age of 18.

The current child protection policy can be seen though this link /content/pages/documents/1394126202.doc


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