Safeguarding Statement


Safeguarding Statement: The parish of Hornsey believes that safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all those who are vulnerable (children, young people and vulnerable adults). We expect all of our staff, volunteers and those who use our premises to share this commitment and value the support of those who worship here in achieving this.


We are committed to all aspects of Safeguarding in our church. This commitment flows from the fact that we are all made in the image of God and the Church’s common belief in the dignity and uniqueness of every human being.To honour this commitment, churches must be places that are safe and accessible, where freedom to grow and be enlarged in the love of God is encouraged in an atmosphere that is nurturing.

Debbie Langdon-Davies:   Church Safeguarding Officer
Sue Westbrook:   Church Safeguarding Officer
Children’s Champions:   Naomi Malone, Mia Dukelow, Nina Saint
Safeguarding Group:   Cynthia Gooding, Clare Goymer

If you have any concerns please contact Fr Bruce, Mthr Anna, Debbie
Langdon-Davies or any member of the Safeguarding Group

If you would prefer to speak with someone outside the church:
London Diocesan Safeguarding Officer helpline
Annette Gordon, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: 020 7932 1224
CCPAS (Now known as 31:8) helpline: 0303 003 1111
LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer) 020 8489 2968
Family Lives: (Previously Parentline) 0808 800 222
Childline: 0800 1111

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.

https://www.london.anglican.org/support/safeguarding/safeguarding-policy/ .

THIS CHURCH IS CONCERNED ABOUT DOMESTIC ABUSE
Hornsey Parish Church:
• Understands domestic abuse to be the abuse of a person physically, sexually, psychologically, spiritually, emotionally, socially or financially within an intimate or family-type relationship, which forms a pattern of coercive and controlling behaviour. This can include forced marriage and so-called ‘honour crimes’.
• Holds that domestic abuse in all its forms is unacceptable and irreconcilable with the Christian faith and Christian way of living.
• Accepts that domestic abuse is a serious problem, which occurs in church families as well as in wider society.
• Undertakes to listen to, support and care for those affected by domestic abuse.
• Will always place the safety of adults and children affected by domestic abuse as the highest priority.

Speak to a member of the clergy or the Safeguarding Team if you are concerned about domestic abuse, either for yourself or someone you know.

NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELPLINE: 0808 2000 247

LOCAL HELPLINES
Hearthstone 0208 888 5362 open Mon – Fri 9-4pm
Solace Womens Aid 0808 802 5565 open Mon – Fri 10 – 4 Tues 6-8pm