The Parish of Emmanuel Church Northwood (ECN) believes that safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all those who are vulnerable (children, young people and vulnerable adults). We expect all of our staff, volunteers and those who use our premises to share this commitment and value the support of those who worship here in achieving this.
ECN has adopted a formal policy on protecting children from abuse and all who are involved with our children and young people’s group are DBS checked. This forms part of our wider commitment to nurture and support children, providing a safe environment in which they can grow and flourish spiritually, emotionally, physically and socially. It is the responsibility of all who are involved with children and young people in the Parish under the age of 18 to work within these policies to promote these aims and to help in the prevention of abuse.
ECN has also adopted a formal policy for Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults. It is the Christian duty of everyone to recognise and support those who are identified as being more vulnerable. In supporting a vulnerable person we must do so with compassion and in a way that maintains dignity.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding safeguarding at ECN, or wish to report an issue (current or historic), please contact:
Parish Safeguarding Officer (Jackie Madge) 07581 638376
If you would prefer to speak to someone outside of the parish, please contact:
Diocesan Safeguarding Officer 0207 932 1224
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
Resources are available to support parents which have been developed by the NSPCC and can be accessed at www.nspcc.org.uk
A parent’s resource for cyber bullying is also available at - www.connectsafely.org/wp-content/uploads/cyberbullying_guide.pdf
You can view or download our Safeguarding Policy Statement here.
You can view or download a list of useful contacts here. A list of these contacts is also displayed in the individual meeting rooms.
You can download a list of useful contacts at Eastbury Church here. A list of these contacts is also displayed n the individula meeting rooms.
You can view or download our Policy for Safeguarding Children and Young people here.
You can view or download our Guidelines for Risk Assessment here.
You can view or download our Policy for Safeguarding Adults here.
You can view or download our Guidelines for a Safe Environment here.
You can view or download our First Aid Guidelines here.