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
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.