At Christian Safeguarding Services, everything we do, and the services we provide, are based on evangelical principles.
We are awaiting charitable status and our application, which has been handled by our legal advisors Edward Connor Solicitors is currently in possession of the Charity Commission. So far we have been governed by directors who will become our Trustees once we receive our charitable status.
All of our Trustees are passionate about moving Christian Safeguarding Services forward. They are committed to supporting churches in giving them much more of a choice in how they select and access their support around safeguarding. We are very blessed to have such wide expertise in our Trustees.
Andy is a former HM Ofsted Inspector and a recently retired social worker. He is able to undertake church and charity audits for the CSS. He was also an assistant Head of Service for a London Borough Childrens Services. As a Social Worker, Andy has worked in various specialist teams within Children's services as well as other localities in the London area. Andy enjoys spending time with his grandchildren. Andy is married to Maggie and they are in leadership at an Acts29 church Emmanuel Church in Epsom North Surrey where Andy is one of the Elders
Sue coordinates the training for Christian Safeguarding Services. She's a Team Manager for a local authority's Learning & Development team. Sue works in children's services and managing the newly qualified social workers training programme and the progression pathway for social workers. Sue supports CSS in advising churches on the various levels of safeguarding and competencies they need. She also manages the trainer's network for the CSS as well as delivering training to churches herself.
As an accredited Mental Health First Aider and a competent trainer, she also manages the training programme for Mental Health Awareness for churches and charities. Together with Paul, they both set up Christian Safeguarding Services. Sue supports Paul who is an Elder at Grace Church Loughborough
Is a former Chief Executive of a local authority in Wales, and was previously Head of both Children and Adults Services in a local authority in England. When Colin retired he became a trustee with CCPAS (now 31:8). He ended his time there in 2016. Colin currently co-pastors Little Mill Baptist Church in Monmouthshire, South Wales, and is the Safeguarding Adviser to the Associating Evangelical Churches of Wales (AECW).
Don, who until his retirement was Head of Public Affairs for the Evangelical Alliance. His work led to him engage actively within the worlds of Parliament, politics and theology. Don is the author of "Laws of the Spiritual Order" and "Biblical and Pastoral Responses to homosexuality".
Is a barrister specialising in employment, personal injury and civil litigation. Holding a specialist LLM in employment law and is focused upon cases of religious and wider civil liberties. Previously, he was Head of Public Policy for the Evangelical Alliance UK. Before being called to the Bar, he worked as a teacher in secondary education.
He is also an experienced law lecturer having tutored both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Simon's contributed towards the publication “Christianity in the Workplace: An Employer’s Guide to Christian Beliefs”. He is also a contributing author to: “Speak Up: a Guide to the Law and Your Gospel Freedoms” welcomed in parliament by the then Prime Minister Theresa May. The publication highlighted ‘the jealously guarded principle of the ability to speak freely, respectfully and responsibly about one’s religion’.