Safeguarding @ St Paul’s
St Paul’s takes safeguarding seriously. We want everyone to feel welcome and safe because we want to show the love of Jesus for all.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, so we make sure that we ‘safely recruit’ and support all our staff and volunteers working with children and adults, and tell everyone how important this is.
Our safeguarding policy and procedures comply with the House of Bishops 2017 Policy ‘Promoting a Safer Church’.
Safeguarding Policy Documents
St Paul’s full policy statement can be found here
All Safeguarding Policy’s can be found:
- Safeguarding training, DBS and safer recruitment requirements
- Safeguarding Learning and Development Policy
- Safer recruitment flow chart
- Safer Recruitment and People Management Policy
- Reporting of Serious Incidents to the Charity Commission Policy
- E-safety Policy
- Lone Working Guidelines
- Live Streaming Policy
- Safe Use of Images Policy
- Whistleblowing policy
- Policy on recruitment of ex-offenders
- Responding to Safeguarding Concerns or Allegations
- Parish Safeguarding Handbook
- Domestic Violence Policy
- Transport Policy
- House of Bishops Policy Statement
You can find all National and St Albans Diocesan safeguarding policies here
Frequently Asked Questions
- I am a safeguarding professional, do I need to complete church training?
- How do I access the training I require for my role?
- Where can I find all St Paul’s Safeguarding Policies?
- Is there a grace period for the training? What happens when it expires?
- Why do volunteer drivers need to ask their insurance company?
Call 999 if a child or adult is in immediate danger of significant or serious harm
NSPCC – 0808 800 5000
Childline – 0800 1111
Stop it Now – 0808 1000 900
NAPAC – 0808 801 0331
Samaritans – 116 123
Family Lives – 0808 800 2222
National Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 2000 247
Action on Elder Abuse – 0808 808 8141