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Children were manifestly welcome and safe in the company of Jesus, and children and people at risk should be safe in Christ’s Church. The Church of England is committed, in all aspects of its life, to protect and champion the wellbeing of vulnerable groups – children, young people and vulnerable adults – both in the wider society and in its own communities.

In the Diocese of London we accept, endorse, and are implementing the principles enshrined in the Children Act 1989, that the welfare of the child is paramount. We are committed to setting high standards of care, and to work with statutory bodies, voluntary agencies and other faith communities to promote the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We will act promptly whenever a concern is raised about a child, young person or vulnerable adult or about the behaviour of an adult, and will work with the appropriate statutory bodies, including the police and local authorities when an investigation into abuse is necessary.

We are committed to encouraging an environment where all people, but especially those who may be at risk for any reason, are able to worship and follow their faith journey with encouragement and in safety.

Sensitive and informed pastoral care will be offered to anyone who has suffered abuse. The risks from those who have offended in a way that means they are a continuing risk to people at risk will be managed sensitively with the protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults in mind, as well as attending appropriately to the pastoral care of those who have offended.

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