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.

'The Diocese of Southwark is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults and  for many years this commitment has been at the heart of our work across the parishes.  As a result we have developed policies, procedures and training at all levels of the Diocese and I commend them to you.  The following pages are the latest version of our safeguarding manual ‘A Safe Church’ and these should be widely available to those in your churches. 

It is my prayer that the polices and practice followed here in the Diocese of Southwark will help to contribute to making the Church a safe and welcoming place for all.'   Bishop Christopher

This link will also take you to the contact details for members of the Diocesan Safeguarding Team.

For St John's Church:


01883 712880
07968 128105
01883 712943