We have appointed Rebecca Gwaliwa, Debbie Bainbridge and Chris Kettel as our Church Safeguarding Officers (CSO), Dee Sheady (Children)and Chris Kettel (Youth) as our Children’s Champions.

Ali and Vanessa are our Adults at Risk Champion, Rina our Disability, Inclusion and Diversity Champion and Cas our Eco Champion.

Copies of ‘Safeguarding in the Diocese of London’ and any parish guidelines and procedures are held at the Church Offices - Hope Church Hounslow, St Paul's Location, Bath Road, TW3 3DA.
The PCC shall review this policy annually. The next review will take place at the first PCC meeting following the APCM in April 2025.

Safeguarding Policy Guidance

At Hope Church Hounslow, we are committed to the safeguarding of the children, young people and adults at risk.  We aim to create an environment which is safe for all to experience and encounter Christ.  We are supported by Diocese of London and follow their guidelines. The safe recruiting process is followed for all volunteers who work with children, young adults and adults.  This may require an application to the Disclosure and Barring service or an interview and references being taken up, prior to a volunteer joining the relevant teams. Concerns about children, young people and adults at risk will be responded to according to our procedures, by either our Church Safeguarding Officers, Clergy Team and may liaise with the Diocesan Safeguarding Team.

You can download the Hope Church Hounslow Safeguarding Policy Guidance here >>
You can read our Safeguarding Policy Statement for St Paul's and the Good Shepherd here >>
For more information on Safeguarding please contact our Safeguarding Officers Rebecca Gwaliwa, Debbie Bainbridge and Chris Kettel by phone on 020 8581 5537 or by e-mail below.

Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of male and female in God’s own image and likeness.