At St James Garlickhythe, we believe every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from their being created in the image and likeness of God. This implies a duty to value and honour all people as bearing that image, and therefore to protect them from harm.

The PCC of this Church agreed and adopted the above Policy at its meeting in 13/6/2017.

Further guidance can be found in the National Safeguarding Policies and Practice Guidance.

The National Church’s Parish Safeguarding Handbook provides further advice on responding to concerns.

Safeguarding Team

Our Safeguarding Officers are the first people to speak to if you have any concerns around the welfare of a child or adult with vulnerability.

Our Safeguarding Officer is Ellis Pike.

Our Children’s Champion is Johanne Moss.

Both are contactable via the parish administrator:

You may also speak to the parish priest, Fr Tim Handley, on 07912583201, or email him at

If you would prefer to speak with someone outside the church, please call the London Diocesan Safeguarding Officer on 020 7932 1224.

You can also contact the City of London Corporation safeguarding team on:



Call 020 7332 1215

See these pages for more information.



Call 020 7332 1224- 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday. Call 0208 356 2300 - for all other times, including weekends and Bank Holidays.

See these pages for more information.