It has come to our attention that as recently as last week, the National Redress Scheme had listed the BUV and some other State Baptist Unions on a list of institutions that have not joined the Scheme nor acted to do so.
As you are aware, the BUV has resolved to join the Scheme and for some time has been working with the Scheme’s staff to finalise our application to join as a participating group, comprising the BUV and a large number of our churches. The large administrative job of putting together our application has now been finalised and it has been submitted this week to the scheme.
We have spoken to the Scheme and they have now updated the status as “Intending to join by second quarter of 2019”. If your church has not yet opted into the BUV’s participating group, we encourage you to do so.Click here for more information.