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 safeguarding concerns please contact Ellie Gilbert (PSO) on 07969299667 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Josh Baines (incumbent). You can also contact the Diocesan safeguarding team on: 02079321224 or email@example.com
Call 999 if a child or adult is in immediate danger of significant or serious harm.
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 – 0808 808 8141