Policy Statement


Moira Baptist Church regards child protection and good working practice as a priority. In the interests of the safety and well being of all children and young people, it operates a formal safeguarding policy.
Yvonne Macartney - Designated Person (Safeguarding)
Yvonne Macartney

Designated Person (Safeguarding)

Tel: 028 92 613480, Mob: 0784 0626209

Damian Coll (Deputy Designated Person (Safeguarding) at Moira Baptist
Damian Coll

Deputy Designated Person (Safeguarding)

Tel: 028 92613220, Mob: 07801902754.

The church is committed to ensuring that everyone working with children or young people:

  • understands and follows the church’s safeguarding policy
  • will be AccessNI checked via our umbrella body, Baptist Youth
  • is adequately trained and supervised

The safeguarding policy may be viewed in the church foyer and information rack (church halls). Alternatively a copy can be obtained from the Designated Person (Child Protection) Tel: 92 613480, Mob: 07840626209.

As part of this church’s commitment to children and young people it has appointed Yvonne Macartney as Designated Person (Safeguarding) Tel: 028 92 613480, Mob: 0784 0626209 and Damian Coll as Deputy Designated Person (Safeguarding) Tel: 028 92613220, Mob: 07801902754. The safeguarding team’s contact details are on display in the church.

Should the church have any child protection concerns it will seek the advice of Thiryone:eight (formerly CCPAS) and if appropriate contact the statutory authorities.


Moira Baptist Church

  • Recognises that child protection is everyone’s responsibility.
  • Is committed to supporting parents and families.
  • Recognises the unique and individual worth of each child.
  • Is committed to nurturing, protecting and safeguarding children and young people.
  • Exercises care in the appointment of all those working with children and young people in the church, working to ‘Safe from Harm’ principles.
  • Is committed to following statutory and specialist guidelines in working with children and young people.
  • Seeks to support all those affected by abuse.
  • Is committed to supporting, training and resourcing those who work with children and young people and provide regular supervision.
  • Will review its safeguarding policy regularly.

If you have any concerns for a child or in relation to any safeguarding matter then please speak to one of the Designated Persons (Safeguarding Team).

Contact / Service times

Contact info

Moira Baptist Church
Henry Court
BT67 0NS
Northern Ireland
Phone: +44 28 9261 3184

Service Times

11:00 am and 6.30 pm

Events / Calendar