The Lighthouse London Community Trust is based in Lighthouse London Church (the parish church of Holy
Trinity Swiss Cottage). We are committed to safeguarding standards that align to the Church of
England best practice and this policy is in accordance with the House of Bishops’ Policy Statements
‘Promoting a Safer Church’ (2017) and ‘Protecting All God’s Children’ (2010) and the Diocesan
Safeguarding Policy ‘Promoting a Safer Diocese’ (2018).
The Lighthouse London Community Trust is committed to:
• Promoting a safer environment and culture.
• Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people
and vulnerable adults within the trust.
• Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation.
• Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons.
• Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other
• Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others.
The trust will:
• Create a safe and caring place for all.
• Have a named Safeguarding Officer (CSO) to work with the staff, volunteers and the trustee board
to implement policy and procedures.
• Safely recruit, train and support all those with any responsibility for children, young people and
adults to have the confidence and skills to recognise and respond to abuse.
• Ensure that there is appropriate insurance cover for all activities involving children and adults
undertaken in the name of the trust.
• Display in church premises and on the trust website the details of who to contact if there are
safeguarding concerns or support needs.
• Listen to and take seriously all those who disclose abuse.
• Take steps to protect children and adults when a safeguarding concern of any kind arises,
following House of Bishops guidance, including notifying the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA)
and statutory agencies immediately.
• Offer support to victims/survivors of abuse regardless of the type of abuse, when or where it
• Ensure that health and safety policy, procedures and risk assessments are in place and that these
are reviewed annually.
• Review the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practices at least annually.
Spear Camden has a safeguarding policy and procedures which outlines the action staff should take if they are concerned that an adult or young person is suffering significant harm or is likely to do so, and the action that should be taken to promote the welfare of anyone in need of additional support, even if they are not suffering harm or are at immediate risk.
If you are concerned about a current Spear trainee, please call us and speak to the Centre Manager. Spear policies and procedures relating to Safeguarding and welfare are available on request.
Spear Camden Contact details:
T: 07587 957427
XLP has a safeguarding policy and procedures which outlines the action staff should take if they are concerned that an adult or young person is suffering significant harm or is likely to do so, and the action that should be taken to promote the welfare of anyone in need of additional support, even if they are not suffering harm or are at immediate risk.
If you are concerned about young person currently engaged in an XLP programme please speak to the Mentoring Manager.
XLP Contact details:
T: 07436 329732