What is Safeguarding?
‘Safeguarding’ means the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture and environment for all. In particular, our church is committed to safeguarding all children, young people and vulnerable adults to protect and keep them safe from harm.
Why do we need Safeguarding?
Unfortunately in any community, there are some individuals who present a risk to others and this also holds true for churches; we recognise that there have been serious failings in some places of worship in the past. By putting in place robust procedures, the Church of England is seeking to ensure that this type of abuse does not happen again.
Our Church is committed to the safer recruitment of both volunteers and paid workers, including the use of the Disclosure and Barring Service where appropriate, in accordance with the House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance.
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The care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in church activities, is the responsibility of the whole church community. Everyone should feel able to challenge or come forward if something appears to be wrong. Anyone who has a concern should report it by contacting one of our designated Safeguarding Officers, or speaking to the Churchwarden.
Church Child Safeguarding Officer
Mobile: 07743 708379
Vulnerable Adults Officer
If you prefer to talk to someone outside of the church:
London Diocesan Safeguarding Team can be contacted during office hours, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm via:Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgTelephone: 020 7932 1224
The Kensington Area Safeguarding Advisor is Caryn Weber
Local Authority Designated Officer (via the Single Point of Access): 020 8547 5008 (evenings and weekends please call 020 8770 5000)