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SAFEGUARDING

Safeguarding

In accordance with the House of Bishops’ Policy Statements Promoting a Safer Church 2017 and Protecting All God’s Children 2010 and the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy ‘Promoting a Safer Diocese’ 2018 our church is committed to:

  • Promoting a safer environment and culture.
  • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the church.
  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation.
  • Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons.
  • Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons.
  • Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others.

The church will:

  • Create a safe and caring place for all.
  • Have a named Church Safeguarding Officer CSO to work with the incumbent and the GCC to implement policy and procedures.
  • Safely recruit, train and support all those with any responsibility for children, young people and adults to have the confidence and skills to recognize and respond to abuse.
  • Ensure that there is appropriate insurance cover for all activities involving children and adults undertaken in the name of the parish.
  • Display in church premises and on the Parish website the details of who to contact if there are safeguarding concerns or support needs.
  • Listen to and take seriously all those who disclose abuse.
  • Take steps to protect children and adults when a safeguarding concern of any kind arises, following House of Bishops guidance, including notifying the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser DSA and statutory agencies immediately.
  • Offer support to victims/survivors of abuse regardless of the type of abuse, when or where it occurred.
  • Care for and monitor any member of the church community who may pose a risk to children and adults whilst maintaining appropriate confidentiality and the safety of all parties.
  • Ensure that health and safety policy, procedures and risk assessments are in place and that these are reviewed annually.
  • Review the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practices at least annually.

Each person who works within this church community will agree to abide by this policy and the guidelines established by this church.

The PCC of this Church agreed and adopted the above Policy at its meeting on 31/12/2019.

The PCC appointed Peter Bradley as our Church Safeguarding Officer. Peter Bradley will work closely with The Rev’d Nick Mottershead FCA .

Peter Bradley, Church Safeguarding Officer
Email: - peter@stkatharinecree.com
Telephone: - 020 7488 4318
The Rev’d Nick Mottershead FCA, Assistant Safeguarding Officer
Email: - admin@stkatharinecree.com
Telephone: - 020 7488 4318
Peter Bradley is the first person to speak to if you have any concerns around the welfare of a child or adult with vulnerability. Copies of “Promoting a Safer Diocese 2019” and any parish guidelines and procedures are held in the Parish Office.

Useful contacts

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor 
Annette Gordon
020 7932 1124
annette.gordon@london.anglican.org

City of London Designated Officer 
020 7332 1215
LADO@cityoflondon.gov.uk

City of London Safeguarding Adults 
020 7332 1224 Mon-Fri 9.00 am-5.00 pm
020 8356 2300 out of hours
adultsduty@cityoflondon.gov.uk

City of London Safeguarding Children 
020 7332 3621 Mon-Fri 9.00 am-5.00 pm
020 8356 2710 out of hours
children.duty@cityoflondon.gov.uk
emergency.duty@cityoflondon.gov.uk

NSPCC 
0808 800 5000 

Childline 
0800 1111 

Stop It Now 
child sexual abuse prevention helpline 
0808 1000 900

NAPAC
support for recovery from child abuse
0808 801 0331

Samaritans 
116 123

Family Lives
parenting and family support
0808 800 2222

National Domestic Violence Helpline 
0808 2000 247 

Action on Elder Abuse 
0808 808 8141

In cases of immediate risk or danger call the police on 999

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