As a chaplaincy of the Church of England in Europe, Christ Church Amsterdam (with its four congregations in Centre, South, Zuid-Oost and Heiloo) is committed to the Church’s official policies concerning safeguarding of vulnerable groups. We preach God’s grace in creating and saving us, and so we place the highest priority on the care and nurture of vulnerable people, adults or children, in a safe environment.
A policy is a detailed document, and the full details of the policy can be found by following this link. Also full details of how to respond to any kind of abuse or to complaints can be found by following this link.
Reporting suspected abuse
Everyone has a responsibility to be vigilant to spotting incidents of abuse. If you become aware of abuse in any form please contact the safeguarding co-ordinator of your congregation as soon as you can (the contact details of your congregation safeguarding co-ordinator can be found in the weekly News Sheet). You can also talk to your Chaplain or Warden. If you would prefer, you can call the diocesan confidential telephone line +44 (0)207 898 1163 and leave a message as to your concerns. The Diocesan Safeguarding Team will get back to you as soon as possible.
A diocesan officer will then ensure that the concerns are properly investigated and will let you know what the outcome is. In addition it is of course your right and duty as a citizen to inform the local law enforcement agencies where you believe a criminal offense has been committed.
Each congregation has a safeguarding coordinator:
Amsterdam City Centre:
Position currently vacant (please address any concerns to the Overall Safeguarding Officer Celeste Stanton listed below)
The Congregation of the Holy Spirit Amsterdam Zuidoost:
Overall Safeguarding Officer for all three congregations: