Safeguarding

We take very seriously our responsibilities for keeping everyone in our church community and everyone that we have contact with safe.  If you have any concerns, please do let us or someone else know.  If there is immediate risk or danger, please call the police on 999 or 101.  

We have adopted the House of Bishops' "Promoting a Safer Church: Safeguarding Policy Statement", which has been approved and signed on behalf of the PCC, and can be seen here.  

Specifically, our commitments are:

  • Promoting a safer environment and culture

  • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults
  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern and allegation
  • Caring pastorally  for victims and survivors of abuse or other affected people
  • caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected people
  • Responding to those who may pose a present risk

The Church of England has published a national Parish Safeguarding Handbook, which sets out our commitments and obligations in greater detail.  

We are all responsible for keeping people safe in our church, but our Principal Safeguarding Officers are Heather Thomas, who can be reached on 07931 571 841, and Michael Fisher, 07836 381 073.

Other sources of information, advice or support on safeguarding issues that you may find helpful:

Metropolitan Police:  999 (emergency)  101 (non-emergency)

Childline: 0800  1111

Parentline Plus: 0808 800 222

NSPCC Diocese of London helpline: 0800 731 9256

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

Stop It Now:  0808 1000 900

NAPAC:  0808 801 0331

Samaritans: 116 123 

Family Lives: 0808 800 2222

National Domestic Violence helpline: 0808 2000 247 

Action on Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141 


London Borough of Brent

Safeguarding children/adults                                   0208 937 4300      0208 863 5250 (out of hours}  

    

London Borough of Harrow

Safeguarding children                                                  0208 901 2690       0208 424 0999 (out of hours)

Safeguarding  adults                                                     0208 420 9453       0208 424 0999 (out of hours)


Local hospitals                                                                        

Barnet General                                                               0208 216 4600

Central Middlesex                                                         0208 965 5733

Edgware Community                                                    0208 952 2381                                                                 

Northwick Park                                                              0208 864 3232

Watford General                                                            01923 244366


We hope you don't need to use these numbers, but if you do, we want to offer you every support we can.

Waltham Drive 

Queensbury 

Edgware 

HA8 5PQ