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 – 07968 128105
Cathy Hyde – 01883 712943
Our Safeguarding policy is here: Safeguarding Policy 2022
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. http://southwark.anglican.org/safeguarding/diocesan-policies-and-procedures
We also follow the principles set out in the Church of England’s A Safer Church. https://www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding/safer-church
If you have urgent concerns about the safety of a child or vulnerable adult, please contact the police.
Pamela Chisholm, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
020 7939 9423
Marie Daly, Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
020 7939 9441
Louise Vernon, Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
0207 939 9462
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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