safeguarding policy

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.

The PCC of this church has adopted the House of Bishops' 'Promoting a Safer Church: Safeguarding Policy'.  A signed copy of this statement is on display in the church. Any concerns about safeguarding should be sent to: safeguarding@hsl.church or else safeguarding@london.anglican.org


Who to talk to…

Church safeguarding officer

Our Safeguarding Officer is the first person to speak to if you have any concerns around the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult. You can contact her on: safeguarding@hsl.church

children’s champion

The Children’s Champion is here to be an advocate for all children in all areas of Parish life, making sure their views are heard and their needs are thought of. You can contact her on: stacey@hsl.church

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