Saint Matthew's Church takes seriously the well being of every person in our church community and values each equally. We have two Safeguarding Officers and a number of Children's Champions who can be contacted in church or as below. We have systems in place to respond to concerns of abuse whether sexual, financial, emotional of any other kind. We have formally adopted the Church of England policy on Promoting Safer Church, which you can find here; https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2017-12/PromotingSaferChurchWeb.pdf
The Safeguarding Officer and Children's Champions have their photographs in church and can be easily contacted. Their names are Valerie Govia (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Sharon Hylton (email@example.com). You can also contact the Vicar, Fr Andrew, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 02089653748. You can also contact the Diocesan Safeguarding team at https://www.london.anglican.org/directory/safeguarding-team/ and childline on 08001111 24 hours a day. You may find these numbers helpful;
FAMILY LIVES (previously Parentline)
0808 800 222
Action on Elder Abuse
080 8808 8141
Domestic Violence Helpline (for females)
Mankind (for males)
0808 2000 247
Stop It Now! (Lucy
0808 1000 900
Brent Social Services Family Front Door is 02089374300.
Your safety and security are very important to us.