IN DEPENDENCE Do Churches Need a Complaints Policy

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Do Churches Need a Complaints Policy?

Having a clear complaints policy helps people in churches to listen to each other well and deal with problems that come along.


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In this episode, Phil Topham and Adrian Reynolds are joined by Paul Harrison (Christian Safeguarding Services) to talk about dealing with complaints in church and the new Complaints Policy template FIEC has commissioned.

00:00 - Introduction
- Why do churches need a complaints policy?
- Isn't Matthew 18 enough?
- The FIEC church Complaints Policy template
- Avoiding a cover-up
- Why is FIEC providing a policy template for Independent churches?
- How can churches introduce a complaint policy without it being a tick-box exercise?
- How should the policy be made public and transparent?
- How do you access and use the complaints policy template?

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