The Guild Church of St Lawrence Jewry Policy Statement on Safeguarding Children

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 recognize 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 investigations.

We will challenge any abuse of power by anyone in a position of trust.

We weil seek to offer pastoral care to anyone who has suffered abuse.

We will seek to offer pastoral care and support, uncluding supervision and referral to the proper authorities, to any member of our church comuunity known to have offended against a child, young person or adult at risk.

Signed by the Guild vicar and churchwardens on 11th Julen 2018

If you have a safeguarding concern:

  • During office hours (Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm) please make contact Katrina Bradley, the Church Safeguarding Officer at 0207 600 9478, saying you wish to report a safeguarding concern.
  • Out of hours advice can be sought from the CCPAS helpline on 0303  0030  1111.