Safeguarding in Taizé

Security matters

• In Taizé, as part of the security measures taken by the government in France for places of large gatherings, police or military may be present.

• A Taizé brother regularly liaises with the local authorities on security matters.

• All luggage should be labelled and never left unattended in public spaces.

• Participants in the meetings must not bring bags or backpacks into the church. A team of young people at the doors ensure that these instructions are complied with.

• Participants should not go walking alone on isolated paths outside Taizé.

• Around the site, posters give clear indications on procedures in case of
- terrorist attacks
- fire
- safeguarding issues

• Group leaders are responsible for the order of their group members, respecting the instructions given before arriving and on arrival regarding security.

• A safe deposit office exists where valuables can be left.

• Valuables (money, passports), cameras, cell phones or other personal electric devices must not be left unattended in tents, other accommodation or cars, especially when charging.

• During the day, a team of volunteers working in conjunction with the Community is present on site to help maintain order. These volunteers receive appropriate training for their work.

• After evening prayer, a team of volunteers working in conjunction with the Community help to ensure silence and order in the places of accommodation. These volunteers receive appropriate training for their work.

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