Promoting a Safer Church
We have adopted A Safe Church as our safeguarding policy. It is available in full here from the Diocese of Southwark.
The following contacts are available to speak to if you have any concerns:
Our Parish Safeguarding Officers
07771 678940 / firstname.lastname@example.org
The Diocesan Safeguarding Officer
Pamela Chisholm, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
020 7939 9423
The following agencies are able to provide help and advice to those who have a safeguarding concern.
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)