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The Movement for Reform Judaism (MRJ) and RSY-Netzer are committed to promoting the Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults and protecting them from harm.

We are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment where people can flourish.

We acknowledge that abuse can happen in all communities and that Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. We work in line with statutory requirements and follow best practice regarding Safeguarding.

We respect confidentiality, and follow our statutory duty to report Safeguarding concerns to relevant authorities.

Individual synagogue communities are expected to have their own Safeguarding policies – MRJ will support them in promoting good practice if requested.

Please view our policy below
MRJ-RSY Safeguarding Policy 2024 Download

 

You can find details of the training available to Designated Safeguarding Leads and Trustees here.

  • If you are concerned someone is being abused, or at risk of abuse, by someone in their family, home or community, report this to the Local Authority Child/Adult Social Services Department (available online) or to the Police. In case of immediate danger call 999.

 

  • If you are concerned someone is being abused, or at risk of abuse, by someone within Reform Judaism, contact one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads below. You also have the right to report this to the Local Authority Child/Adult Social Services Department (available online) or to the Police.

 

  • If you are concerned someone is being abused, or at risk of abuse, by someone within a Synagogue affiliated to Reform Judaism contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead of the synagogue. You also have the right to report this to the Local Authority Child/Adult Social Services Department (available online) or to the Police.

 

  • Concerns regarding Rabbis and Cantors should be referred to the Joint Ethics Committee of the Assembly of Reform Rabbis and Cantors and the Conference of Liberal Rabbis and Cantors, as well as to the Statutory Authorities where appropriate.  

 
Designated Safeguarding Leads

 

 

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