Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults
‘You are here to defend the defenceless,
to make sure that the underdog gets a fair break;
Your job is to stand up for the powerless,
and prosecute all those who exploit them'
Psalm 82 v 3 – 4’
As a Christian community in South Croydon we recognise that all are created in the image of God. As we strive to protect the vulnerable and to build each other up in love, we are committed to following legislation and government/denominational guidelines in the safeguarding of children and adults in need of protection, including safer recruitment of workers.
We work to a formal safeguarding policy, which is available from the noticeboard outside the Vestry at church (near corridor entrance to sanctuary) or you can click here.
Here is the briefer 'overview' Safeguarding Statement, agreed by the Elders (Trustees) of St Paul's.
Other useful contacts:
Childline 0800 1111
NSPCC 0808 800 5000
Kidscape (Advice and Helpline regarding Bullying) 08451 205 204
Stop It Now! (Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Charity) 0808 1000 900
Action on Elder Abuse 0808 808 8141
Through the Roof (Christian Charity working with disabled people) 01372 749955
National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) 0800 0853330
Synod Safeguarding Officer: Belinda Nielsen