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Safeguarding Children & Adults

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

If you have any concerns about the safety or wellbeing of others or yourself, speak to someone in our Safeguarding Team:

In a rare situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger, call the police on 999

WS Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for adults with care and support needs and (interim) children: Danine Irwin - 0207 584 3953 ext. 111

WS Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL): Gary Sakol 0207 584 3953 ext. 103

WS Trustee responsible for Safeguarding Adults: Ellen Miller 0207 584 3953 ext. 101 (Synagogue office)

WS Trustee responsible for Safeguarding ChildrenRobert Sandler 0207 584 3953 ext. 101 (Synagogue office)

WS Senior Rabbi: Rabbi Benji Stanley 0207 584 3953 ext. 107

The Synagogue is a member of professional safeguarding agency, ThirtyOne:Eight and you may call them for advice: 0303 003 1111


Our Safeguarding Statement:

Everyone has a right to be treated with respect and dignity. Everyone deserves to be safe. Westminster Synagogue is committed to safeguarding adults and children in line with national legislation and relevant national and local guidelines. We will safeguard our congregation by ensuring that our activities are delivered in a way which keeps everyone safe.


Key Local Authority Contacts:

Westminster Access Team (for children): 020 7641 4000 / (Out of hours - 020 7641 6000)
AccesstoChildrensServices@westminster.gov.uk

Westminster LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer):  020 7641 7668 and ask to speak to the Duty Child Protection Advisor or email lado@westminster.gov.uk

Westminster Council Access Team (for safeguarding concerns about adults): 020 7641 2176 / 020 7641 6000 (out of hours) adultsocialcare@westminster.gov.uk

Hammersmith & Fulham (for safeguarding concerns about adults): 0845 313 3935 / 020 8753 4198 - Option 3 / 020 8748 8588 (out of hours) Email: safeguardingadults@lbhf.gov.uk

Kensington and Chelsea (for safeguarding concerns about adults or children): 020 7361 3013 / 020 7373 2227 (out-of-office-hours) Secure Email: socialservices@rbkc.gov.uk.cjsm.net / Alternative email: socialservices@rbkc.gov.uk


Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
for Children
:
Please contact Danine Irwin or Gary Sakol in the interim
Contact
Tel - 020 7584 3953 Ext. 111
Email - danine@westminstersynagogue.org


Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
for Adults with Support and Care Needs:  

Danine Irwin (Community Wellbeing Manager)
Contact:
Tel - 020 7584 3953   Ext. 111
Email - danine@westminstersynagogue.org


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL):  
Gary Sakol (Executive Director)
Contact:
Tel - 020 7584 3953     Ext. 103
Email - gary@westminstersynagogue.org

 

Please click here to read our Safeguarding Policies (under review, Jan 2023)

Sun, 5 February 2023 14 Sh'vat 5783