Church of England Diocese of London St. John Wembley

Safeguarding

Safeguarding Policy Statement

We at St John the Evangelist, Wembley, fully endorse the Church of England’s safeguarding policy statement; “Promoting a Safer Church”. This states:

“The care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of the whole Church. Everyone who participates in the life of the Church has a role to play in promoting a Safer Church for all.”

We have also adopted the Principles of the House of Bishops on safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk who enter St John's, which is based on the following six overarching policy commitments:

1. Promoting a safer environment and culture

2. Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the Church

3. Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation

4. Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons

5. Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons

6. Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others

Our Safeguarding Officer is Carole Bevis-Smith.

If you have a safeguarding concern :-:

Please contact Carole Bevis-Smith our Safeguarding Officer, on 07768 453 931 or [email protected]

You can also contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor on 020 7932 1224; or local authority social services (Brent Family Front Door) on 020 8937 4300.

Out of hours, advice can be sought from the ThirtyOneEight helpline on 0303 003 1111.