Parish of St Augustine with St John, Kilburn
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:
Ensuring the safety and protection of the young people of our parish is of paramount importance to us.
Click here for the House of Bishops Parish Safeguarding Handbook.
See our Safeguarding Policy Statement below which has been discussed and approved by the PCC and signed by the Vicar and Churchwardens.
SAFEGUARDING POLICY STATEMENT 2019
PCC Safeguarding Policy Statement
Parish of St Augustine with St John, Kilburn
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.
We accept and endorse the principles set out in ‘Safeguarding in the Diocese of London’.
We commit ourselves to nurture, protect and safeguard all our members, particularly children, young people and vulnerable adults.
We recognise that safeguarding is the responsibility of the whole church community.
We undertake to exercise proper care in the selection, appointment, training and support of those working in both paid and voluntary positions with children or vulnerable adults, including the use of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosures and making appropriate referrals to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
We will respond without delay to concerns or allegations that a child or vulnerable adult may have been harmed, cooperating with the police and social care services in any investigation.
We will challenge any abuse of power by anyone in a position of trust.
We will seek to offer pastoral care and support to anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with them appropriate pastoral support.
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 vulnerable adult.
The PCC of this Church agreed and adopted the above Policy at its meeting on 28 April 2019. We have appointed Mrs Hazel Adams as our Church Safeguarding Officer (CSO) and Mr Jozef Orzech as our Children’s Champion. Copies of “Safeguarding in the Diocese of London” and any parish guidelines and procedures are held by the Vicar, PCC Secretary and CSO.
The PCC shall review this policy annually. The next review will take place at the first full PCC meeting following the APCM to be held in April 2020.
Fr Colin Amos, Vicar of St Augustine's
Abi Allison, Churchwarden
Glyn Williams, Churchwarden
If you have any questions or concerns about our safeguarding policy or would like to speak to someone at St Augustine's, please contact us.
Church Safeguarding Officer:
Hazel Adams: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vicar:Fr Colin Amos: email@example.com
Tel: 020 7624 1637
Glyn Williams: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abi Allison: email@example.com
The contact details below are agencies that are available to assist either on a 24-hour basis or through specialist helplines and services. If you are concerned about a child or vulnerable adult please don’t hesitate to call:
Westminster City Council 020 7641 4000
London Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers 020 7932 1224
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.
Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.
Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.
Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 ( free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm).
NAPAC: offers support and advice for adult survivors of sexual abuse 0808 8010331
Family Lives: 0808 800 2222
Stop it Now: 0808 1000 900
If you have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention call the emergency services on 999. Do not delay.
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