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We are committed to high standards in the safeguarding and care of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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Promoting a safer church

Everyone matters to God. We want to do all we can to make sure everyone is safe at our church.

The PCC of Saint John's​ has adopted the Safeguarding Policy Statement of the Church of England that was agreed and published by the House of Bishops in 2017.


The policy makes six overarching policy commitments:

  • Promoting a safer environment and culture.

  • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the Church

  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation

  • Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons

  • Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons

  • Responding to those that may pose a present risk to other


For more information on safeguarding see the Parish Handbook.



Saint John's has adopted the following policies:


Our safeguarding officer is Cori Bromfield, who can be contacted by email

St John's Church is part of the Diocese of Chelmsford. For further information about Safeguarding in the Diocese of Chelmsford click here.  

For information about the Diocesan Safeguarding Team and Safeguarding contacts in the Diocese of Chelmsford

click here. This page includes contact details for Safeguarding organisations and charities. Alternately you can email or call 01245 294444. 

If you’re worried about a child and need advice outside the church, you can contact the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000 or Childline on 0800 1111.

Waltham Forest Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) team can be reached on 020 8496 2310 (out-of-hours:  020 8496 3000). Monday to Thursday 9am to 5.15pm, Friday 9am to 5pm.

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