The United Reformed Church (URC) is committed to safeguarding in every area of its life and
ministry. Safeguarding is the action taken to promote and protect the well-being and human
rights of individuals.

This means we will:
• Do all we can to create and maintain a safe and caring environment for all people
• Respond promptly and effectively to any form of abuse and neglect, including reporting abuse
to statutory agencies when necessary
• Seek to prevent abuse in any form from occurring. We will seek to identify individuals who
may pose a risk to others and take necessary actions to minimise risk whilst supporting these
individuals in our communities when safe to do so.

If you wish to discuss a safeguarding concern, please contact:
Ruth Howard, Church Safeguarding Coordinator
email:, tel: 020 8464 7674
or Belinda Herbert, the Synod Safeguarding Officer
tel: 07716 640 596

For information on safeguardin in the URC Synod of Southern please click here.

To view Good Practice 6, the URC's Safeguarding Guidance document please click here.

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