St Michael & All Angels is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults to worship and grow in Christ safely.
This is done in a coordinated and supported manner and involves the Church Safeguarding Officer – Jane McCabe (right) – making timely responses to concerns (advice sought/action within 24 hours), informing the Diocesan Safeguarding Team (DST) of these and drawing support from the thirtyone:eight helplines (formerly CCPAS – an independent Christian safeguarding charity), local authorities and the police when necessary. Our policies – contained within ‘Safeguarding in the Diocese of London’ (revised 2015) – give further guidance.
Any concerns in the parish should be brought to the attention of the Church Safeguarding Officer who can seek advice from the Diocesan Safeguarding Team. Out of hours advice can be sought from the thirtyone:eight helpline on 0303 003 1111. You will able to get confidential advice, guidance and support.
The Church Safeguarding Officer can be reached via the Parish Office 0208 994 1380.
The Parochial Church Council (PCC) has appointed Fr Edward Barlow (left) as ‘Children’s Champion’ who will give children and young people this voice within the work of the parish and is there to ensure the question ‘How does this impact our children?’ is always asked.