PCC Safeguarding Policy Statement at St Alban’s, Fulham
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 17th June 2019
Further guidance can be found in the National Church’s Safeguarding Policies and Practice Guidance.
The National Church’s Parish Safeguarding Handbook provides further advice on responding to concerns.
If you have any concerns around the welfare of a child or adult at risk please contact:
Dr Ellie Norris
Our Safeguarding Officer is the first person to speak to if you have any concerns around the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult.
If you would prefer to speak with someone outside the church:
Diocesan Safeguarding Officer: 020 7932 1224
ChildLine: 0800 1111
NSPCC 24 hour helpline: 0800 800 5000
Action on Elder Abuse: 0808 808 8141
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247