Statement from the Rector

We have adopted the House of Bishops' 'Promoting a Safer Church' safeguarding policy statement.

Every person has a value and dignity, which comes directly from the creation of people in God’s image. Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. Among other things this implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.

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

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

We undertake to exercise proper care in the selection, appointment, training and support of those working with children or adults at risk.

We will respond without delay to concerns or allegations that a child or adult at risk may have been harmed, cooperating fully in any investigation.

We will challenge any abuse of power by anyone in a position of trust. We will seek to offer pastoral care to anyone who has suffered abuse.

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 adult at risk.

Rev William Taylor (Rector)

Safeguarding contact details

St Helen's email contacts
Church safeguarding officer, 020 3141 3923
Children’s champion

Diocesan contacts
Diocesan Safeguarding Team, 020 7932 1224
The Archdeacon of London: The Ven Luke Miller, 020 3837 5204

National contacts

Safeguarding policies

St Helen's Bishopsgate & St Peter-upon-Cornhill safeguarding policy

Children's safeguarding policy

Youth safeguarding policy

Vulnerable adults safeguarding policy

Policy on responding to domestic abuse

Safer recruitment and people management

Church staff team safeguarding policy

PCC policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders