St Barnabas Northolt Park

The Fairway, Northolt, Middlesex, UB5 4SX

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

St Barnabas Northolt Park Parish Policy Statement on Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults

Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of male and female in God's own image and likeness. Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God's re-creation of us in Christ. This implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.

We accept and endorse the principles set out in 'Safeguarding in the Diocese of London'.

We commit ourselves to nurture, protect and safeguard all our members, particularly children, young people and vulnerable adults.

We recognise that safeguarding is the responsibility of the whole church community.

We undertake to exercise proper care in the selection, appointment, training and support of those working in both paid and voluntary positions with children or vulnerable adults, including the use of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosures and making appropriate referrals to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We will respond without delay to concerns or allegations that a child or vulnerable adult may have been harmed, cooperating with the police and social care services in any investigation.

We will challenge any abuse of power by anyone in a position of trust.

We will seek to offer pastoral care and support to anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with them appropriate pastoral support.

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 vulnerable adult.

If you have any concerns - please contact

Jessica Richards Church Safeguarding Officer:                                                     


[please ONLY use this number for issues relating to safeguarding - some people have been phoning our safeguarding officer  with issues like hall hire and she cannot assist you with that]

Jane Cox is our Children's Champion and Patty Linders is our Elders Champion. They are here to be an advocate for children and the elderly in all areas of Parish life, making sure their views are heard and their needs are thought of.

Important telephone numbers and websites:     

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers: 020 7932 1224        

CCPAS 24 hour helpline: 0303 003 1111           

Family Lives: 0808 800 222 (Previously Parentline)/Childline: 0800 1111

First Light Charity:   

Domestic abuse charity:

Women's Aid charity:

We are proud to be members of the Children's Charter.

Promoting a Safer Church

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