Safeguarding

Reporting a safeguarding concern 

Any safeguarding concerns should be brought to the attention of the Church Safeguarding Officer, Andrew Barnett (020 7405 1929).

Safeguarding concerns can be raised directly with the Diocese of London Safeguarding Team, at safeguarding@london.anglican.org or by the Diocese of London Safeguarding Helpline on 020 7932 1224.

GCC Policy

The Guild Church Council (‘GCC’) has adopted the House of Bishops’ ‘Promoting a Safer Church; safeguarding policy statement’.

The GCC accepts and endorses the principles set out in ‘Safeguarding in the Diocese of London’.

The GCC has agreed and adopted a Safeguarding Policy Statement which is reviewed annually.

See below our Parish Policy Statement and Safeguarding Policy.

Further information from the Diocese

For further information with support regarding safeguarding, please see: https://www.london.anglican.org/support/safeguarding/

Contacting the Local Authority

For further information as to where to get help with child and adult safeguarding issues please see the Local Authority Contact Details for the City and Westminster in the document below.

Helplines

We understand reporting abuse may be very difficult and distressing to you and it may add to your hurt by our not being able to immediately assist you. Therefore here are the contact details of other agencies that are available to assist either on a 24-hour basis or through specialist helplines and services:

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.

Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.

Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.

Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)

Who’s Who at St Dunstan-in-the-West

  • Priest-in-Charge: The Revd James Wilkinson (020 7430 1365)
  • Safeguarding Officer: Andrew Barnett (07814 862441)
  • Churchwardens: David Powell (Parish Clerk) (020 7222 3604), Andrew Barnett (07814 862441), James Sherratt (07711 671657), Robin Hay (0207 837 9212)
  • Administrator: Rebecca Haslam (020 7405 1929)