At St Mary le Strand we are committed to ensuring that our church is a safe place for everyone. We take the safeguarding and care of children, young people and vulnerable adults very seriously.
We believe that 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.
The Safeguarding Policy for the parish of St Mary le Strand with St Clement Danes can be found here.
If you have a safeguarding concern
Advice can be sought from Thirtyone Eight and their contact number is 0303 003 1111 option 2. They provide out of hours cover until midnight each day and also weekends /Bank holidays.
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is The Revd Jim Craig. He can be contacted via:
The Diocese of London’s Safeguarding Adviser’s number is 020 7932 1124.
In situations of immediate risk, contact the police on 999.
Sources of Information
Childline is the main contact for children
0808 200 0247
01823 334 244
0808 800 222
Action on Elder Abuse
080 8808 8141