As a chaplaincy of the Church of England in Europe, Christ Church Heiloo is committed to the Church’s official policies concerning safeguarding of vulnerable groups.
We preach God’s grace in creating and saving us, and so we place the highest priority on the care and nurture of vulnerable people, adults or children, in a safe environment.
The full policy for the chaplaincy can be accessed here:
Safeguarding – Christ Church Vulnerable Groups Policy – final version 052021
Reporting Suspected Abuse
Everyone has a responsibility to be vigilant in spotting incidents of abuse. If you become aware of abuse please contact the safeguarding coordinator as soon as you can (see below for details). You can also talk to your Chaplain or one of the Church Wardens.
If you would prefer, you can call the diocesan confidential telephone line +44 (0) 207 898 1163 and leave a message as to your concerns. The Diocesan Safeguarding Team will get back to you as soon as possible. A diocesan officer will then ensure that the concerns are properly investigated and will let you know what the outcome is. In addition it is of course your right and duty as a citizen to inform the local law enforcement agencies where you believe a criminal offense has been committed.
The safeguarding officer for Christ Church Heiloo is Mrs Connie Helder.