Policy Statement on Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk
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, by referral to the relevant authorities, 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 Safeguarding Representative for Monken Hadley Church
If you have concerns about the safety of a child or vulnerable adult, please contact Charlie Fisher
Phone: 020 8441 5617
All information is treated in strictest confidence. A copy of our Safeguarding Policy can be found in the Documents and Forms part of our website.
You can also contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team if you have a concern about a child or adult at risk of harm or abuse:
Email the Safeguarding Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Safeguarding Helpline: 020 7932 1224
If you have immediate concerns about someone’s safety, please contact the police or your local authority children or adult social care services.
Children's Social Services
Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
North London Business Park (NLBP),
Oakleigh Road South,
London N11 1NP
Tel: 020 8359 4066
FAX: 0871 594 8766
Barnet Social Care Team
020 8359 4066 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
020 8359 2000 (out of hours)