Parish  Safeguarding  Information

Parish Policy Statement on Safeguarding Children  and Vulnerable Adults 2019

Every person has value and dignity, which comes directly from the creation of people in God's image.Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God's re-creation of us in Christ. Among other things this implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.

  • We accept and endorse the principals set out in 'Safeguarding in the Diocese of London'.
  • We commit ourselves to nurture, protect and safeguard all our members, particularly children    young people and adults at risk.
  • We recognise that safeguarding is the responsibility of the whole church.
  • We undertake to exercise proper care in the selection, appointment, training and support of those  working in both paid and voluntary positions with children or vulnerable adults at risk including the use of Disclosure and Barring (DBS) disclosures and making appropriate referrals to the Disclosure and Barring service.
  • We will respond without delay to concerns or allegations that a child or adult at risk may have been harmed, cooperating fully in any investigation.
  • We will challenge any abuse of power by anyone in a position of trust.
  • We will seek to offer pastoral care to anyone who has suffered abuse.
  • We will seek to offer  pastoral care and support, including supervision and referral to the proper authorities, to any member of our church community known to have offended against a child, young person or adult at risk.

Vicar:   Jon Westall

Churchwarden:     Carlyon Viles

Churchwarden:     James Riddiough

Safegaurding officer -

John Everington

Our Safeguarding Officer is the first person to speak to if you have any concerns around the welfare of a child or adult at risk. You can contact them by email  here

Children's Champion -

Esther Brown

The Children's Champion is here to be an advocate for all children in all areas of Parish Life, making sure their views are heard and their needs are though of. You can contact them by email here

Important phone numbers:

NSPCC 24 hour helpline: 0808 800 5000

Childline: 0800 1111

Thirtyone:eight Helpline: O303 003 1111

Safe Spaces Helpline: 0300 303 1056

Important Websites:

NSPCC Website:

Childline Website:

Thirtyone:eight Website:

Safe Spaces Website:




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