Safeguarding Policy

Promoting a Safer Church

The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the church.

At Restore Community Church we will:

Review

Regularly review the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practices, ensuring it stays effective and up to date with legislation and best practices.

Train and support

Safely recruit, train and support all those with any responsibility for children, young people and adults to have the confidence and skills to recognise and respond to abuse.

Listen and Act

Listen to, and take seriously, all those who disclose abuse, and take all necessary steps to protect children and adults when a safeguarding concern of any kind arises. Including, but not limited to, online bullying, domestic violence, and modern slavery.

Care pastorally

Care pastorally for victims of abuse, and other affected persons. We will also care for and monitor any member of the church community who may pose a risk to children and adults whilst maintaining appropriate confidentiality and the safety of all parties.

Introduction to the policy

Here is a copy of Safeguarding Statement for Restore Community Church. For a full copy of the Safeguarding Policy please contact us.

Safeguarding representatives

We have a team of people who can help with safeguarding questions and concerns. You can speak to any one of them in confidence, either in person, or email us at safeguarding@restorecc.org.uk, or call 020 3941 0198 and choose the Safeguarding option.

Hayley Harding

Safeguarding Lead
Hayley is based at our Winchmore Hill location, but has oversight of the Safeguarding Team. She is a trained youth worker, and has over 20 years of experience of working with children and young people in Enfield and Haringey.

Ju Hodges

Safeguarding Deputy
Ju is based at Albany location, and has oversight of Children and Youth across the whole of Restore. She has worked as a Secondary School teacher for over 18 years, many of which were on the Senior Leadership Team.

If you are concerned...

...that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Representative (above), or contact the Local Authority Social Services. If the person you are concerned about is in immediate risk or danger, call the Police immediately.
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
Childline: 0800 1111
Stop It Now: 0800 1000 900
NAPAC: 0808 801 0331
Samaritans: 116 123
Thirtyone:eight 0303 003 11 11
Family Lives: 0808 800 2222
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Action On Elder Abuse:  0808 808 8141
IF THERE IS AN IMMEDIATE RISK OR DANGER CALL THE POLICE ON 999