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.


We take the safety of children and vulnerable people very seriously. If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a  Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services  or the Police without delay.


Our 2021 church safeguarding policy can be found here:

John Keble Safeguarding Policy Download


John Keble Church safeguarding contacts:

John Keble Safeguarding Officer: Simon Godfrey


 Other John Keble  contacts


The Diocese of London Safeguarding Policy:

Promoting-a-Safer-Diocese-Final-Nov-2018-4 Download


Diocese of London Safeguarding contact:

Helpline: 020 7932 1224



 Where to get help with child and adult safeguarding issues:

Barnet Local Authority – If you believe anyone is at risk of immediate harm please call the Police on  999.


If you feel you have urgent welfare concerns about children or young people that require and immediate response, phone the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 020 8359 4066. The MASH team are available Monday to Thursday 9 am to 5.15 pm and Friday 9 am to 5 pm. Outside of these hours you should report any concerns that need an immediate response to our emergency duty team on 020 8359 2000.


For adults contact Barnet Social Care Direct – Tel: 020 8359 5000 (9am- 5pm, Mon to Fri), or 020 8359 2000 (out of hours) Email:


Other helplines:

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000 • Childline : 0800 1111 • Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900 • NAPAC : 0808 801 0331 • Samaritans: 116 123 • Family Lives : 0808 800 2222 • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 • Action on Elder Abuse : 080 8808 8141

Parish Safeguarding Handbook:


 Page last updated 14 January 2022.