St john's southall  Green

0208 5740722

admin@stjohnsouthall.org.uk

St John's Parish Centre

Havelock Road, Southall

UB2 4NT

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©2018 by St John Southall Green

ST JOHN'S CHURCH SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

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 ‘Safeguarding in the Diocese of London’.

  • We commit ourselves to nurture, protect and safeguard all our members, particularly children, young people and vulnerable adults.

  • We recognise that safeguarding is the responsibility of the whole church community.

  • We undertake to exercise proper care in the selection, appointment, training and support of those working in both paid and voluntary positions with children or vulnerable adults, including the use of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosures and making appropriate referrals to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

  • We will respond without delay to concerns or allegations that a child or vulnerable adult may have been harmed, cooperating with the police and social care services in any investigation.

  • We will challenge any abuse of power by anyone in a position of trust.

  • We will seek to offer pastoral care and support to anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with them appropriate pastoral support.

  • We will seek to offer pastoral care and support, including supervision and referral to the proper authorities, to any member of our church community known to have offended against a child, young person or vulnerable adult.

If you have any concerns please contact our Safeguarding Officer. 

 

Suzanne Farrell

email: suzannef@stjohnsouthall.org.uk

Tel: 0208 574 0722

If there is immediate risk or danger, please contact the Police on 101

Helplines

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

Childline: 0800 1111

Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900

NAPAC: 0808 801 0331

Samaritans: 116 123

vision 2020

St John’s seeks to be a multi-ethnic church, welcoming and representing the people of the parish in our worship, our discipleship, our fellowship, our leadership and our outreach.

1. A Great Multitude: Intentional Outreach

We are called to love unconditionally, live with integrity, speak truth courageously and witness sensitively and unapologetically. We long to see people become disciples of Jesus Christ from all the ethnic communities of our parish.

2. From every nation: Multi-ethnic Church

We are called to glorify God by honouring the different heritage backgrounds that have shaped us. We seek to encourage vocation and leadership from within all the communities represented in the church and parish.

3. Every tribe: Empower the next generation

We are called to be a community for all ages and recognise a special responsibility to engage, disciple and empower children and young people to be full and active members and leaders of the church.

4. Every people: Engagement in & beyond the parish

We are called to be both a healing and prophetic voice in the wider community in Southall and the Borough of Ealing and all our workplaces. We are committed to being engaged in sustainable and just development of and mission to God’s world.

5. And every language: Resourcing Mission

We are called to share the expertise which our situation in Southall has given us with both the local and national church in encouraging, equipping and enabling the ministry and mission of the church in multi-religious and multi-ethnic contexts.

6. Standing before the throne: Stewarding our resources

In order to fulfil this calling, we recognise the need to improve our organisational structures and our stewardship of our buildings and resources.

7. Crying, ‘Salvation belongs to our God’: Renewing worship, prayer, pastoral care and discipleship

In seeking God’s grace to fulfil this calling, we will seek to develop and expand our worship, prayer, pastoral care and discipleship.