Our Safeguarding Policy
If you have any safeguarding concerns or wish to speak to someone about safeguarding at St Katharine Cree please contact the Priest-in-Charge, the Revd Josh Harris, by email or come to the church.
Promoting a safer environment and culture.
Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the church.
Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation.
Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons.
Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons.
Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others.
The church will:
Create a safe and caring place for all.
Have a named Church Safeguarding Officer CSO to work with the incumbent and the GCC to implement policy and procedures.
Safely recruit, train and support all those with any responsibility for children, young people and adults to have the confidence and skills to recognize and respond to abuse.
Ensure that there is appropriate insurance cover for all activities involving children and adults undertaken in the name of the parish.
Display in church premises and on the Parish website the details of who to contact if there are safeguarding concerns or support needs.
Listen to and take seriously all those who disclose abuse.
Take steps to protect children and adults when a safeguarding concern of any kind arises, following House of Bishops guidance, including notifying the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser DSA and statutory agencies immediately.
Offer support to victims/survivors of abuse regardless of the type of abuse, when or where it occurred.
Care for and monitor any member of the church community who may pose a risk to children and adults whilst maintaining appropriate confidentiality and the safety of all parties.
Ensure that health and safety policy, procedures and risk assessments are in place and that these are reviewed annually.
Review the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practices at least annually.
Each person who works within this church community will agree to abide by this policy and the guidelines established by this church.
The Guild Church Council of this church agreed and adopted the above Policy at its meeting on 08th February 2021.
If you have any safeguarding concerns or wish to speak to someone about safeguarding at St Katharine Cree please contact the Priest-in-Charge, the Revd Josh Harris, by email or come to the church. Other contacts for safeguarding support and advice are below.
Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor
Claire Meaney (for Two Cities)
020 7932 1124
This phone line is staffed 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Outside of these hours you can contact 31:8 on 03030031111 option 2.
City of London Designated Officer
020 7332 1215
City of London Safeguarding Adults
020 7332 1224: Mon-Fri 9.00 am-5.00 pm
020 8356 2300: out of hours
In cases of immediate risk or danger, please call the police on 999.
0808 800 5000
Stop It Now
child sexual abuse prevention helpline
0808 1000 900
support for recovery from child abuse
0808 801 0331
parenting and family support
0808 800 2222
National Domestic Violence Helpline
0808 2000 247
Action on Elder Abuse
0808 808 8141