Safeguarding

St John’s is committed to keep safe and protect from harm any child or vulnerable adult.

Our Parish Safeguarding Officers (Rachel Rae and Rebecca Hall) can be contacted at [email protected]. Our Churchwardens (Rebecca Hall and Nicholas Bucknall) can be contacted at [email protected].

Alternatively, you may wish to contact these agencies:

  • NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.
  • Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.
  • Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.
  • Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9–5pm).

The contact details of the Safeguarding Advisers in the Diocese of Southwark are as follows:

  • Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Kate Singleton: [email protected] or 020 7939 9423 (or 07982 279713 for urgent matters out of hours)
  • Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Marie Daly: [email protected] or 020 7939 9441 (or 07946 255295 for urgent matters out of hours)
  • Assistant Diocese Safeguarding Adviser, Louise Vernon: [email protected] or 020 7939 9462 (or 07946 255622 for urgent matters out of hours)

The Diocesan policies and procedures can be found in the manual A Safe Church.

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