As stated on our front page here at St Anne’s we take seriously the well being of every person in our church community as we value each person equally. This commitment is part of the way we express that we can be confident and compassionate in our faith. As such we take the Safeguarding of all our members very seriously, especially children, young people and vulnerable adults. Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of all in God’s own image and likeness. This implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.
Also further information about safe safe guarding can be found here; https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2017-12/PromotingSaferChurchWeb.pdf
You can also contact the Diocesan Safeguarding team athttps://www.london.anglican.org/directory/safeguarding-team/ and childline on 08001111 24 hours a day.
PCC Safeguarding Policy Statement
Parish of St Anne with Holy Trinity Brondesbury
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.
We commit ourselves to nurture, protect and safeguard all our members, particularly children, young people and adults at risk.
We recognise that safeguarding is the responsibility of the whole church.
We undertake to exercise proper care in the selection, appointment, training and support of those working with children or adults at risk.
We will respond without delay to concerns or allegations that a child or adult at risk may have been harmed, cooperating fully in any investigation.
We will challenge any abuse of power by anyone in a position of trust.
We will seek to offer pastoral care to anyone who has suffered abuse.
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 adult at risk.
The PCC of this Church agreed and adopted the above Policy at its meeting on 7th May 2019 and the Joint Council also affirmed this 20th June 2019.
We have appointed Dame Alice Hudson as our Church Safeguarding Officer (CSO) and Maggie Gibb as our Children’s Champion. (See photo’s below)
Copies of “Safeguarding in the Diocese of London” and parish guidelines and procedures are held by Admin Office and the Vicar.
They are also available on the St Anne’s and St Andrew’s website.
The PCC shall review this policy annually. The next review will take place at the first PCC meeting following the APCM to be held in March/April 2020
These policies have been agreed in accordance with
and in accordance with The-Parish-Safeguarding-Handbook