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Safeguarding at Ss Philip & James Church


Ss Philip & James 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 -  Mrs Angela Bowman making timely responses to concerns (advice sought/action within 24 hours), informing the Diocesan Safeguarding Team (DST) of these and drawing support from the CCPAS helplines, local authorities and the police when necessary. Our policies contained within 'Safeguarding in the Diocese of London' (revised 2015) give further guidance.


If you wish to complete a confidential survey about the quality of Safeguarding at Ss Philip & James, please use this link


Safeguarding concerns

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 CCPAS's helpline on 0845 120 4550. You will be able to get confidential advice, guidance and support.


The Church Safeguarding Officer can be reached on 020 8893 4918 or, in an emergency only, on 020 8408 1220.


The Parochial Church Council (PCC) has appointed Gavin Cowling 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 on our children?’ is always asked. 

Useful Numbers

Link                                              Telephone Number

NSPCC:                                        0808 800 5000

Childline:                                     0800 1111

Stop It Now:                                 0808 1000 900

NAPAC:                                        0808 801 0331

Samaritans:                                 116 123

Family Lives:                               0808 800 2222

Domestic Violence Helpline:     0808 2000 247

Action on Elder Abuse:              0808 808 8141

Angela Bowman

Church Safeguarding Officer

Gavin Cowling

Children's Champion

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