Ecclesiastical encourage churches to unlock their visitor potential. “We are often asked whether churches should be kept locked at all times. Our answer is no, provided the right precautions have been taken. Indeed, we recommend, where appropriate that churches are kept open because of the positive effect that has on security“.
The Ecclesiastical website provides information on how to open your church safely with simple and practical steps you can take to protect both your building and your people. http://www.ecclesiastical.com/churchmatters/churchguidance/churchsecurity/keeping-your-church-open/index.aspx
Ecclesiastical also provides advice on how to undertake a simple risk assessment on personal safety as well as detailed guidance on best practice for personal safety http://www.ecclesiastical.com/ChurchMatters/Images/Personal%20safety%20plan.pdf