Lessons learnt review concerning Jonathan Fletcher issues urgent final call for evidence

26 March 2020, Thirtyoneeight

NB: Deadline for submitting information to review has now passed. For the most up-to-date information concerning the review go here.

Thirtyone:eight is making an urgent final call for anyone to come forward with information relevant to allegations concerning Rev Jonathan Fletcher and safeguarding culture at Emmanuel Church, Wimbledon.

The review is exploring both good practice and failings in culture and safeguarding practice at Emmanuel Church, Wimbledon, from 1982 to the present and will conclude with a single report for publication.

It will enable the voices of those impacted by the behaviour of Jonathan Fletcher to be expressed, heard and considered alongside other contextual information and concerns from other relevant sources. The review process is entirely independent. 

Anyone who has not yet made contact, including victims and survivors, and wishes to participate in the review, can do so confidentially by emailing: [email protected]. This can include those simply passing relevant information on to us.

Data privacy and confidentiality are being taken very seriously by the charity and Emmanuel Church, Wimbledon and potential participants can be assured that every effort will be taken to protect their identities should they choose to participate.

Identities of confirmed participants will be known only by the reviewers. No victim or survivor identifiable details will be passed between Emmanuel Church and Thirtyone:eight without prior consent from those individuals.

Further details concerning the review can be found here, which will be updated as necessary throughout this period of self-isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Justin Humphreys, our CEO (Safeguarding) said: “This is the final call for participants being made by the review team. We are urging anyone who has relevant information about the Rev Jonathan Fletcher or the safeguarding culture at Emmanuel Church, Wimbledon to contact us without delay.”

“We have worked extremely hard to ensure that this review can be conducted completely independently and with a robust methodology. Throughout this process, we wish to be clear that the voices of victims and survivors must be heard; from the development of the scope to the drafting and publication of the report. I can commend both Dr Lisa Oakley and Simon Plant as professionals of outstanding expertise and sensitivity in dealing with such matters.”

Thirtyone:eight is continuing to operate an independent helpline for victims/survivors of abuse. If you have been affected by matters related to Jonathan Fletcher and you would like to speak to someone independent about this you can contact our Safeguarding Helpline on 0303 003 1111. Please quote ‘2019’ to identify that your call relates to Jonathan Fletcher.