Safeguarding

Safeguarding

The Diocese in Europe promotes “Safe Churches” as part of our commitment to the Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults.

Our All Saints Anglican Church Safeguarding Policy – see below.

All Saints Current Safeguarding Policy (adopted October 2019)

The Safeguarding Officer at All Saints Amersfoort is Linda.

To contact her. Linda van Suijlichem

Email : nod2@xs4all.nl

Or to get a phone message to Linda, please use the Chaplain’s number 06 299 72 303.

The Diocese of Europe, which is part of the Church of England, has its Safeguarding Policy. To read this policy and related documents, please follow this link – https://europe.anglican.org/safeguarding/policy-and-guidance

To contact the Diocese of Europe.

Diocese of Europe Confidential Reporting Line:

For urgent and non-urgent enquiries of a safeguarding nature during operational hours, please call: +44 (0)207 898 1163

If outside of operational hours, for non-urgent concerns please leave a message and a member of the Team will respond on the next working day.


Out of Hours Safeguarding Helpline:

For enquiries outside of operational hours of an urgent safeguarding nature please call our partners Thirtyone:eight (formerly Churches Child Protection Advisory service (CCPAS)) on +44 (0) 303 003 1111. You will be able to get confidential advice, guidance and support.

Why is Safeguarding so important in All Saints and to the Church of England?

‘The Church of England is called to share the good news of God’s salvation through Jesus Christ. The life of our communities and institutions is integral to how we address this task. The good news speaks of welcome for all, with a particular regard for those who are most vulnerable, into a community where the value and dignity of every human being is affirmed and those in positions of responsibility and authority are truly trustworthy.

Being faithful to our call to share the gospel therefore compels us to take with the
utmost seriousness the challenge of preventing abuse from happening and responding well where it has.’


From ‘Promoting a Safer Church’, The Church of England’s Safeguarding Policy Statement.

Words from the Most Revd and Rt Honourable Justin Welby,
Archbishop of Canterbury


”Safeguarding is at the heart of our Christian faith. We are all made
unique and in the image of God. Jesus came that we might have life
and have it in abundance (see John 10.10).

‘Safeguarding’ means the action the Church takes to promote a safer
culture in all our churches. In order to achieve this we need to do a lot
of hard work. We will promote the welfare of children, young people and
adults. We will work to prevent abuse from occurring. We will seek to
protect those who are at risk of being abused and respond well to those
who have been abused. We will take care to identify where a person may
present a risk to others, and offer support to them whilst taking steps
to mitigate such risks.

The Church will take appropriate steps to maintain a safer environment
for all. In order to do this we must be obedient to Christ who placed a child
in the midst of his disciples and encourages us all to be childlike in our
faith (see Matthew 18.1-5). So we must practise fully and positively a
ministry to all children, young people and adults, and respond sensitively
and compassionately to their needs in order to help keep them safe
from harm.”

From ‘Message from Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury,’, Parish Safeguarding Handbook, March 2019.

For questions or enquiries on safeguarding matters, do contact our All Saints Safeguarding Officer,

Linda van Suijlichem, at her email : nod2@xs4all.nl

Thank you.