As a parish we are committed to safeguarding children, young people and victims of abuse and vulnerable adults, so that all can worship and grow safely in Christ. Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults is the responsibility of the whole church and central to our mission and ministry. The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website.
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Emily Dickson and Jane Bennett serves as our Children’s Champion. Contact the Safeguarding Officer.
Parish Policy Statement on Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk
Every person has a 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 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 with children or adults at risk.
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.
Copies of the full Safeguarding Policy can be
found on the London Diocesan Website at: http://www.london.anglican.org/kb/safeguarding-in-the-diocese-of-london-policy-document