Safeguarding is taken seriously by St James’s United Reformed Church and Centre.

We define safeguarding as the promotion of the safety and welfare of children and adults who are at risk of, or experiencing harm, abuse or neglect in all forms. We acknowledge children’s and adults’ right to protection from any form of abuse or neglect regardless of age, gender reassignment, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.

Safeguarding Policy Statement -2024 can be viewed here.

Safeguarding Policy -2024 

Safeguarding Links – for Children and Young People


Online abuse affects many children and young people.

Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online, or are you worried this is happening to someone you know?

Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors by clicking the CLICK CEOP button below, it is safe and secure.


The CEOP button is an asset of the National Crime Agency’s CEOP command works to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation both online and offline. 


  THINKUKNOW internet safety website offers effective and age appropriate advice for children, parents and carers. Go to the website here for more information.  


CHILDLINE Are you being bullied? if you are being bullied or you are not ready to make a report to CEOP, you can talk to Childline anonymously online or on the phone – no worry is too big or too small.