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Safeguarding

Safeguarding is an expression of Christ’s love for everyone we encounter in our ministries.

 

Promoting a Safer Church

We take the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously and work hard to ensure that we operate in line with current best practice, as recommended by the London Diocese.

All Souls Safeguarding Policy

The All Souls Langham Place 2020 safeguarding policy.

All Souls Safeguarding Poster

The safeguarding poster displayed in our buildings around the parish.

Church of England Safeguarding Handbook

The Church of England Parish Safeguarding Handbook.

 

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Church Safeguarding Officer and if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.

Church Safeguarding Officers

Local contacts available to speak to if you have any concerns.

Jude Addley

Church Safeguarding Officer – Under 18s

Kate Day

Church Safeguarding Officer – All Souls Cleveland Street

Kevin Ashman

Church Safeguarding Officer – Vulnerable Adults

Katie Huggins

Church Safeguarding Officer – Vulnerable Adults
 

Other Contacts

Mr Andrew Munro – Diocese of London Safeguarding Advisor: andrew.munro@london.anglican.org

For urgent, out of hours advice, contact CCPAS/Thirtyone:eight helpline: 030 3003 1111

Westminster Council Children and Families Services: 020 7641 4000

Westminster Council Adult Social Care: 020 7641 2500

If there is immediate risk or danger please contact the Police on 999.

 

Helplines

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

Childline: 0800 1111

Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900

NAPAC: 0808 801 0331

Samaritans: 116 123

Family Lives: 0808 800 2222

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Action On Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141

Safer Places Pledge

We have signed up to the thirtyone:eight Safer Places Pledge, publicly declaring our intention to make change happen.

We pledge to:

1. Speak up

The silence around issues of abuse can be deafening, often leaving those that have been abused to be the sole voices speaking out. We will use our voice and our influence to publicly and privately speak up about the injustice of abuse and the need for change.

2. Put survivors first

Too often we see cases where victims and survivors have not been believed, have been silenced or have been further abused by the response they have received. We will listen to victims and survivors and ensure we put their needs at the heart of any response.

3. Conceal nothing

When abuse is discovered it is important that it is fully brought into the light so that justice can be served and those that have been affected can receive the help they need. We will not cover-up or collude but be open, transparent, and truly repentant about what has happened.

4. Take responsibility

Rather than apportion blame or point the finger at others, we must acknowledge that abuse happens in any culture that allows or creates the circumstances for it to occur. We will take responsibility for the ways we have personally and corporately failed and will take the necessary steps to shoulder that responsibility and the reparations that must come as a result.

5. Make change happen

Apologies and learning lessons are important steps in the process of responding to abuse, but too often that is where we stop. We will not just take responsibility, and learn lessons, but will make active, tangible, timely steps towards change and encourage others to do the same.

6. Hold each other accountable

It’s important to acknowledge that issues of abuse are not confined to one particular denomination or tradition, but are issues experienced across all expressions of the Church. We will commit to holding ourselves mutually accountable by accepting the challenge of others about our own practice and challenging poor practice wherever we see it.

 

Contact Us

Want to get in touch? We’d love to hear from you! Whatever question or comment you have, here’s how you can reach us: