Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue

Statement of Safeguarding Principles

This statement applies to our rabbi, our staff, our trustees and synagogue council members, all our members and friends, our congregants, volunteers, agency staff, students or anyone working or volunteering on our behalf.

The purpose of our safeguarding guidance and procedures is to protect all children, young people and vulnerable persons who receive our services.

Our Synagogue believes that no person should ever experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable persons to keep them safe. We are committed to practise in a way that protects them.

We recognise that:

  • The welfare of the child/young person/vulnerable person is paramount;
  • All persons, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity, have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse;
  • Working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers, vulnerable persons and other agencies is essential in promoting everybody’s welfare.

We have written safeguarding policies and procedures with regard to children/young people and vulnerable adults. These are available to all.  If you would like copies, please contact the Synagogue Office on 01273 737223 or

We have a Designated Person for Safeguarding Adults at Risk, and a Designated Person for Child Protection. If you have any safeguarding concerns whatsoever, please contact the Synagogue as above in order to obtain the contact details of these Designated Persons.

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