Safeguarding

We have adopted the House of Bishops' 'Promoting a Safer Church' safeguarding policy statement.

You can view our Safeguarding Policy here.

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 risk.

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.

Safeguarding contact details

Christ Church email contacts

If you have any concerns about the wellbeing of a child or vulnerable adult
OR
If you are concerned that something at church is not right please contact Amelia de Souza our Parish Safeguarding Officer.

Parish Safeguarding Officer:
Amelia de Souza
safeguarding@christchurchkensington.com
This is a secure email address checked only by the PSO.

Children’s champion:
Arabella Barrie

arabellabarrie@hotmail.co.uk

Diocesan contacts

If you would prefer to talk to someone outside of CCK, please feel free to contact one of the diocesan safeguarding team directly.  Our area’s link safeguarding advisor is Andrew Munro.

Diocesan safeguarding adviser:
Andrew Munro
andrew.munro@london.anglican.org
020 3837 5092

The Archdeacon of Middlesex
The Ven. Richard Frank
archdeacon.middlesex@london.anglican.org

National contacts
  • Thirtyone:Eight, 0303 003 11 11 (available out of hours)
  • Childline, 0800 1111
    NSPCC 0800 1111 (for children) or 0808 800 5000 (for adults)
  • Family Lives (previously Parentline), 0808 800 222
  • Domestic Violence Helpline (for females) 0808 2000 247
  • Mankind (for males) 01823 334244

To report other concerns that are not safeguarding-related, please contact Amelia de Souza.