We take the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously at St John's Church. Contact details of our Parish Safeguarding Officers are:
Sue Fox – 01883 71880 / 07968 12810
Cathy Hyde – 01883 712943
The Churchwardens' contact details are:
Cathy Booth - 01883 715748
Chris Johns - 01883 713690
As part of the Diocese of Southwark, St John’s follows good safeguarding practice and adheres to the procedures and policies laid down in A Safe Church, a manual covering every aspect of safe working with children, young people and vulnerable adults. It is easy to use and usually holds the answers to many frequently asked questions (about photographing children for publication, ratio of children to adults, registration of children for events etc), so please familiarise yourself with its contents and help us to keep safe the most vulnerable in our church. To access it click go to:
There are three policies:
Responding to domestic abuse
The Southwark Diocesan safeguarding team contact details are:
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser:
Kate Singleton firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7939 9423 Mobile 07982 279713 (for urgent matters out of hours)
Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers:
Marie Daly email@example.com 020 7939 9441 Mobile 07946 255295
Louise Vernon firstname.lastname@example.org 7939 9462 Mobile 07946 255622
Further information about where to get help with child and adult safeguarding issues can be found from the helplines below:
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.
Childline: 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: 0808 808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm).
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