Parish Safeguarding Information
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 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 the safeguarding is the responsibility of the whole church.
We undertake to exercise proper care in the selection, appointment, training and support if those working with children or adults at risk.
We will respond without delay to concerns or allegation 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: Stuart Lees
Our Safeguarding Officer is the first person to speak to if you have any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult.
You can contact her on: 07801 269 633
Dustin Pruett and Katrin Sterland
The Children's Champions are here to be an advocate for children in all areas of Parish life, making sure their views are heard and their needs are thought of.
You can contact Dustin on: 07142 829 828
You can contact Katrin on: 07941 892 910
The following team members have completed safeguarding training: Staff Team, PCC, Freedom Prayer Team, Kids and Youth Team
The following people are our first aiders: Staff Team
Important telephone numbers:
Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers: 020 7932 1224
CCPAS 24 hour helpline: 0303 003 1111
Family Lives 0808 800 222 (Previously Parentline) / Childline: 0800 1111
We are proud to be members of the Children's Charter.