Our Parish is committed
to safeguarding children,
young people and
vulnerable adults to
worship and grow in
Safeguarding at St John’s & St Luke’s, Clay Hill
The safeguarding of all people – but especially young people and vulnerable adults – is incredibly important to us here at St
John’s and St Luke’s.
Every person has a value and dignity, which comes directly from the creation of people in God’s image. Christians see this
potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. Among other things this implies a duty to value all people as bearing
the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.
We commit ourselves to nurture, protect and safeguard all our members, particularly children, young people and adults at
We recognise that safeguarding is the responsibility of the whole church.
We undertake to exercise proper care in the selection, appointment, training and support of those working with children or
adults at risk.
We will respond without delay to concerns or allegations that a child or adult at risk may have been harmed, cooperating fully
in any investigation.
We will challenge any abuse of power by anyone in a position of trust.
We will seek to offer pastoral care to anyone who has suffered abuse.
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 adult at risk.
Please refer to the Parish Safeguarding Policy Statement, Diocesan Safeguarding Policy Promoting a Safer Diocese
(2018) and the National Church’s Safeguarding Policies and Parish Safeguarding Handbook for more information.
If you have any safeguarding concerns relating to St John’s & St Luke’s, please do contact either the Rev’d Peter Godden, the
vicar, on 020 8363 6055 or at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Cheryl Graham, our Safeguarding Officer, on 020 8367 5209.
Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers: 020 7932 1224 / email@example.com
Thirtyone:Eight’s 24-hour helpline: 0303 003 1111
Family Lives: 0808 800 222
Childline: 0800 1111
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Your privacy is important to us
The PCC of our parish of St John and St Luke, Clay Hill values
your privacy and wants you to understand the choices and
control you have over any information that we may hold
about you. To help explain those choices and give you that
control, please read our parish Privacy Notice which take into
account the new requirements of the GDPR.
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