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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 (valeriegovia@hotmail.com) and Sharon Hylton (sharon.crosdale@sky.com).  You can also contact the Vicar, Fr Andrew, at andrewteather@gmail.com 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;

 

CHILDLINE

 

 

0800 1111

 

 

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

01823 334244

 

Stop It Now! (Lucy Faithfull Foundation)

 

 

0808 1000 900


Brent Social Services Family Front Door is 02089374300.
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