Safeguarding Policy

Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of male and female in God’s own image and likeness. Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. This implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.

If you have any concerns

RECOGNISEthe signs that could indicate abuse is happening to a child / young person / vulnerable adult
RESPONDsensitively to the person and listen to what they have to say, don’t ask closed questions or attempt to investigate
RECORDwhat you have been told factually and accurately using the language used by the person disclosing within an hour
REPORTimmediately to your Church Safeguarding Officer who will know who to seek support from
REFERto the appropriate statutory authority and the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Parish Safeguarding Officer

Andrew Parry

Diocesan Safeguarding
020 7932 1224

Out of Hours & Emergencies

24hr Helpline
0303 003 1111, option 2