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 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 the London Diocese Safeguarding 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 this policy to promote these aims and to help in the prevention of abuse.
ECN has also adopted the London Diocese Safeguarding Policy for safeguarding vulnerable adults. It is the Christian duty of everyone to recognise and support those who are identified as being vulnerable. When 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 Emmanuel, or wish to report an issue (current or historic), please contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would prefer to speak to someone outside of the parish, please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Officer: 0207 9321224 / email@example.com
Emmanuel subscribes to the London Diocese Safeguarding Policy which can be found here.