The care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of the whole Church. Everyone who participates in the life of the Church therefore has a role to play in Promoting a Safer Church for all.

Promoting a Safer Church: safeguarding policy statement for children, young people and adults. House of Bishops, 2017.


In line with government instructions related to COVID-19, some St James Youth activities are happening online. Download the safeguarding policy for video conferencing HERE

Safeguarding Policies and Procedures

St James Church has adopted the House of Bishops' safeguarding policy statement. You can download the policy HERE

For information on safeguarding procedures and practice, download the Parish Safeguarding Handbook HERE

St James Church safeguarding contacts:
          Safeguarding Officer: Carolyn Ritchie, email
          Churchwardens: Paul Mercer and Debbie Wright
          Vicar: Chris Green, email

For help with child and adult safeguarding issues:
          Haringey Council (Child Protection), tel. 020 8489 4470
          Haringey Council (Adults), tel. 020 8489 1400
          Childline, tel. 0800 1111
          Family Lives, tel. 0808 800 2222