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SAFEGUARDING

If you think a child or adult is in immediate danger or a crime has been committed, you should call the police on 999.

Our Safeguarding Advisor is the first person to speak to if you have any concerns around the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult. Their details can be found below. 

The following statement is the PCC Safeguarding Policy Statement for the Parish of Hackney in the Diocese of London. To view the Safeguarding Policy Statements for other church locations, please email hello@saint.church.

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 of the Diocese of London’s Safeguarding Policy: ‘Promoting a Safer Diocese’ November 2018; and practice guidance of the National Church.
• 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.
• Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the Church 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.

Each person who works within this church community will agree to abide by this policy and the guidelines established by this church.

The Safeguarding Policy Statements for the Parish of St Mary with St Edward and St Luke Leyton, the Parish of St Leonard Shoreditch and the Parish of West Ham can be obtained from the Safeguarding Officers detailed below.

 

Further guidance can be found in The National Church’s:
1. Safeguarding Policies and Practice Guidance
2. Parish Safeguarding Handbook

 

Safeguarding Contacts

Our Safeguarding Advisor is the first person to speak to if you have any concerns around the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult.

  • SAINT Safeguarding Advisor

    Rebecca Adlington

    safeguarding@saint.church

    0300 3230 343

  • SAINT Safeguarding Clergy Lead

    Rev’d Simon Nicholls

    safeguarding@saint.church

    0300 3230 343

  • St John at Hackney & St Luke's Homerton Parish Safeguarding Officer

    Mike Woods

    safeguarding@saint.church

    0300 3230 343

  • St John at Hackney & St Luke's Homerton Parish Lead Pastor

    Rev’d Mark Nelson

    mark@saint.church

    0300 3230 343

  • Parish of St Mary with St Edward and St Luke Leyton Independent Safeguarding Officer

    Karen Maughn-Smith

    safeguarding@saint.church

    0300 3230 343

     

  • Parish of St Leonard Shoreditch Independent Safeguarding Officer

    Lucy Johnson

    safeguarding@saint.church

    0300 3230 343

  • Shoreditch Lead Pastor

    Rev’d Naomi Maxwell

    naomi@saint.church

    0300 3230 343

  • All Saints West Ham Parish Safeguarding Officer

    Rebecca Adlington

    safeguarding@saint.church

    0300 3230 343

  • All Saints West Ham Lead Pastor

    Rev’d Simon Nicholls

    simon@saint.church

    0300 3230 343

  • St Mary's Leyton Parish Safeguarding Officer

    Karen Maughn-Smith

    safeguarding@saint.church

    0300 3230 343

  • St Mary's Leyton Lead Pastor

    Rev’d Steve Opie

    steve@saint.church

    0300 3230 343

Alternative Contact Details
If you would prefer to speak with someone outside the church.

  • London Diocesan Safeguarding Officer

    Safeguarding Helpline on 020 7932 1224

    safeguarding@london.anglican.org

    www.london.anglican.org/support/safeguarding

     

  • Hackney Children and Young People's Social Work Service Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub

    Mon to Fri 09:00 – 17:00: Tel 020 8356 5500

    MASH@hackney.gov.uk

    Emergency Duty Team for concerns that cannot wait until the next working day: Tel 020 8356 2710

     

  • Hackney Adult Social Care’s Information and Assessment Team

    Mon to Fri 09:00 – 17:00 Tel: 020 8356 6262

    access@hackney.gov.uk

    Emergency Duty Team for concerns that cannot wait until the next working day: Tel 020 8356 2300

  • Chelmsford Diocesan Duty Safeguarding Advisor

    01245 29 44 44

  • Chelmsford Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor

    Diocesan Duty number on 01245 29 44 44

    safeguarding@chelmsford.anglican.org

    www.chelmsford.anglican.org/safeguarding

  • Newham Children and Young People's Social Work Service Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub

    Mon to Fri (9am – 5pm) Tel: 020 3373 4600

    Emergency duty team for concerns that cannot wait until the next working day : Tel 020 8430 2000

     

  • Newham Access to Adult Social Care Team

    Mon – Friday (09:00 – 17:00) Tel: 020 3373 0440 

    Accessto.AdultsSocialCareTeam@newham.gov.uk

    Emergency duty team for concerns that cannot wait until the next working day: Tel 0208 430 2000 

  • Waltham Forest Children’s social care multi agency safeguarding hub

    Mon to Fri 09:00 – 17:00: Tel 020 8496 2310 

    MASHrequests@walthamforest.gov.uk

    Emergency Duty Team for concerns that cannot wait until the next working day: Tel 020 8496 3000

  • Waltham Forest Access to Adult Social Care

    Daytime and emergency duty team: 020 8496 3000 

    WFDLiaison@walthamforest.gov.uk

     

  • ChildLine

    Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything. 

    Lines open 24 hours.
    Tel: 0800 1111

    www.childline.org.uk

     

  • NSPCC Child Protection Helpline

    Phone if you are worried about a child. 

    Lines open 24 hours

    Tel: 0808 800 5000

    www.nspcc.org.uk

     

  • Samaritans Helpline

    Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.

    Lines open 24 hours

    Tel: 116 123

    www.samaritans.org

     

  • National Domestic Violence Helpline

    For women experiencing domestic violence, or others calling on their behalf

    Lines open 24 hours.
    Tel: 0808 2000 247

    www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk 

  • Thirtyone:eight

    Independent Christian charity which helps individuals, organisations, charities, faith and community groups to protect vulnerable people from abuse.

    Lines open 24 hours

    Tel: 030 3003 1111

    www.thirtyoneeight.org

     

  • ManKind Initiative

    Confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence

    Lines open weekdays 10am to 4pm

    Tel: 01823 334244

    www.mankind.org.uk