Soul Survivor Watford is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk to worship and grow in Christ safely. This is done in a coordinated and supported manner and involves the Trustees and Pastors of Soul Survivor Watford. Concerns about children, young people and adults at risk will be diligently and promptly responded to according to our procedures, recognising the sensitivity it may hold for those involved.

Children & Young People Safeguarding

Soul Survivor Watford (SSW) has a growing children's and young people's ministry. It is the intention of our church to offer support, encouragement and spiritual teaching to anyone who wishes to receive it. This means that we will come in contact with children from many different backgrounds and will encounter very different parental and social patterns.
SSW takes this responsibility very seriously and, through teaching and our safeguarding handbook endeavours to protect and safeguard the welfare of the children and young people entrusted to our care.

As part of the mission of SSW, we are committed to:

  • Listening to, relating effectively to, respecting and valuing children in our care
  • Encouraging and supporting parents and carers
  • Ensuring that children's helpers are given support and training
  • Having a system for dealing with concerns about possible abuse
  • Maintaining good links with the statutory child care authorities

Vulnerable Adults Safeguarding

A vulnerable adult is someone 'who is or may be in need of community care services by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness; and who is or may be unable to take care of him or herself, or unable to protect him or herself against significant harm or exploitation'.

It is the intention of our church to offer support, encouragement and spiritual teaching to anyone who wishes to receive it. This means that we will come in contact with vulnerable adults from many different backgrounds.

SSW takes this responsibility very seriously and through teaching and our safeguarding handbook endeavours to protect and safeguard the welfare of the children and young people entrusted to our care.

As part of the mission of SSW, we are committed to:

  • Listening to, relating effectively to, respecting and valuing vulnerable adults in our care
  • Encouraging and supporting parents and carers
  • Ensuring that vulnerable adult's helpers are given support and training
  • Having a system for dealing with concerns about possible abuse
  • Maintaining good links with the statutory authorities

Safeguarding Officers

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

Ally Maffey

Contact Ally

Helen Rushton

Contact Helen