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Please find below:

1. Policy information

2. Emergency and other contact information

3. Useful further information


PCC Safeguarding Policy Statement

Parish of St John of Jerusalem, South Hackney

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.

The PCC of this Church agreed and adopted the above Policy at its meeting on 15.5.18

We have appointed Lisa-Raine Hunt as our Church Safeguarding Officer (CSO)

and Philippa Alden as our Children's Champion.

Copies of "Safeguarding in the Diocese of London" and any parish guidelines and procedures are held by

The Rector, The Revd Andrew Wilson, in the Rector's study, The Rectory, 9 Church Crescent,
London E9 7DH.

The policy will be reviewed at the first meeting of the PCC following the APCM in 2019


Police (emergencies)

Police (all non-emergency enquiries)



Hackney Children's Social Care
(Local Council Children's Services/Social Care) Non-emergencies:

Phone First Response Team on 020 8356 5500 (managers are on 5116/5850/2806) • Email a referral to
Fax 020 8356 5516 • Visit Hackney Service Centre, 1 Hillman Street, E8 IDY

Hackney Children's Social Care Emergencies/Out of hours:

Out of hours service (operational every night from 5pm -9am and 24 hours over weekends and ail Public Holidays): • 020 8356 2710 • If there are problems with the Hackney Council telephone system, call 07508 697 883 instead

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

0208 356 4569

Hackney Adult Social Care

Non-emergencies: 0208 356 5782 Emergencies: Referrals to Adults' Emergency Duty Team who respond to adult mental health or care issues should be made on 020 8356 2579 or, if there are telephone system issues, 07984 699 009

Homerton Hospital/Local General Hospital

0208 510 5555


0800 1111

Family Lives (previously Parentline)

0808 800 222


Helpline for adults concerned about a child: 0808 800 5000

Thirtyone:eight (previously Churches Child Protection and Advisory Service)

0303 003 1111

Action on Elder Abuse

080 8808 8141

Domestic Violence Helplines:
For women:

For men:

National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline 0808 2000 247 run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge

Man Kind 01823 334244

Stop It Now! (Lucy Faithfull Foundation)

0808 1000 900 Helpline for anyone with concerns about child sexual abuse

Diocese of London Safeguarding Adviser

020 7932 1224

St John of Jerusalem Parish Safeguarding Officer (c/o Parish Office)

direct email address

020 8985 5145


Further information can also be found here: