Safeguarding 

Here at St Barnabas, we are committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. We want our children and young people to thrive, have fun and meet with God - all in a safe environment. We adhere to the London Diocese Safeguarding Policy which is contained in ‘Promoting a Safer Diocese’ (2018) and further guidance can be sought from the National Church’s Safeguarding Policies and Practice Guidance. Our CSOs, clergy and parish staff refer to the National Church’s Parish Safeguarding Handbook for advice on responding to concerns.

PCC SAFEGUARDING POLICY STATEMENT
ST BARNABAS, NORTH LONDON

Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of male and female in God’s own image and likeness. Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. This implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm. We accept and endorse the principles set out in the House of Bishops ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ safeguarding policy and practice guidance to;
 
  • Promote a safer environment and culture.
  • Enable and ensure safe recruitment practice and support all those within the Church with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults.
  • Respond promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation.
  • Offer pastoral care to victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons.
  • Offer pastoral care to those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons.
  • Respond to those who may pose a present risk to others.

The PCC of this Church agreed and adopted the above Policy at its meeting on 08 June 2020.

OUR SAFEGUARDING TEAM

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.
 
SAFEGUARDING TEAM 
Our Safeguarding Team are the first people to speak to if you have any concerns around the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult.
 
BellaBella Mutevelian
Church Administrator
bellamutevelian@stbarnabas.co.uk
020 8343 5781
Rinret LeksRinret Leks
PCC Member
rinret@hotmail.com  
020 8343 5770 
Your church@five contacts
 
HelenHelen Shannon
Associate Minister
helenshannon@stbarnabas.co.uk
07866 507609
Emma Hodge.Emma Hodge
07787 563952
Your Oakleigh Community Church Contact
 
Annabel Copeland 2018Revd. Annabel Copeland
Assistant Minister
020 8343 6131
annabelcopeland@stbarnabas.co.uk

CHILDREN'S CHAMPIONS
The Children’s Champions are here to be an advocate for all children in all areas of Parish life, making sure their views are heard and their needs are thought of.
 
head shot for pccCarl Dore
carldorey@gmail.com
 
Sheraya Fourie 2Sheraya Fourie
Children's Pastor
sherayafourie@stbarnabas.co.uk
020 8343 6133

























For any concerns or questions, please contact the Safeguarding Officers.

IF THERE IS IMMEDIATE RISK OR DANGER PLEASE CONTACT THE POLICE ON 101

Helplines

London Diocesan Safeguarding Team: 020 7932 1224
safeguarding@london.anglican.org
  • Thirtyone:eight: 0303 003 1111
  • Parentline: 0808 800 2222
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
  • Action on Elder Abuse: 0808 808 8141
  • NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
  • Childline: 0800 1111
  • Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900
  • NAPAC: 0808 801 0331
  • Samaritans: 116 123 

In an emergency/Out of Hours, please call:
thirtyoneeight (formerly CCPAS - The Churches' Child Protection Advisory Service)
24-hour Helpline on 0303 003 1111

Domestic Abuse

Parish statement on Domestic Abuse
Restored resource
Potential Concern Form