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Immanuel and St Andrew has always aimed to be a safe place where children and vulnerable people can worship without fear of harm or abuse. It has been the chosen place of worship over many decades not only for a great number of children but also for many elderly folk, residents from local care homes and other vulnerable groups. In line with their concern over safeguarding, the Parochial Church Council (PCC) of Immanuel and St Andrew adopted "A Safe Church", a manual of safeguarding policies, procedures and guidelines produced by the Diocese of Southwark, in 2009 shortly after it was published.
(Note that a Procedure is non-negotiable; it must be adopted in order to comply with the law and/or national and Church of England policy. A Guideline is the Diocese's recommendation for best practice.)
The PCC has three specific safeguarding policies - one for children, one for vulnerable adults and one for victims of domestic abuse, as recommended in "A Safe Church". These policies, which are reviewed annually and were last reviewed in January 2015, can be viewed or downloaded (in '.pdf' format) by clicking on the links above or in the left column.
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The policies apply to Junior Church and all other activities of Immanuel and St Andrew, as well as to all hirers and other users of the building. The procedure for hirers is in section 3 below.
A copy of "A Safe Church" can be found in the church foyer, and is available for reference by any member or user of the building. (Please do not take this copy away.) The various sections of "A Safe Church" may also be viewed or downloaded in '.pdf' format from the Diocesan website - where you can also find further information about safeguarding.
Please note that references in "A Safe Church" and other documents to the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) should now be read as referring to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Further information about "A Safe Church" and implementing it can also be obtained from Kate Singleton, the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser - telephone: 020 7939 9423 (Office Hours), address: Diocese of Southwark, Trinity House, 4 Chapel Court, Borough High Street, London SE1 1HW. You will find completed copies of the Diocese's Declaration in relation to safeguarding posted on notice boards in the Church.
The Parish Safeguarding Officers for Immanuel and St Andrew are Laura Reynolds and Maureen Burgess*.
* Please note that, to protect individual privacy, private addresses and telephone numbers are not normally shown on the website. If you need to contact an individual and do not have the information you need, please refer to the Home Page or the "Who's Who" page for general contact details, or call the Parish Office on 020 8679 6888 (24-hr answering service). 'OPEN DOOR', the weekly news and notice sheet available at the church, contains telephone numbers of Ministry Team members. Hall hirers should also find relevant safeguarding contact information in the documentation relating to their hire.
If you are worried about a child, young person or an adult who may be vulnerable, or about the behaviour of an adult or child at Immanuel and St Andrew Church or any activity connected with it:
Hall hirers and other users of the building are provided with the first 2 policies above Ė for children and for vulnerable adults - as well as a form, which they have to sign and return, and a copy of the guidelines for activities - an extract from "A Safe Church". Full details of the Diocese's guidelines for Safeguarding Children and Adults who may be vulnerable can be found in Section 4 - Procedure: keeping safe - of "A Safe Church"
Download/view the hirers' form ('pdf' format).
Download/view guidelines for activities ('.pdf' format).
Page last updated 16 April 2015.
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