Safeguarding at S. Paul's, Deptford

We take the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously at S. Paul's, Deptford. 

(A) Contact details of the PSOs and churchwardens

Our Parish Safeguarding Officers, MS O. Nelson, and Ms C. Addokwei, and Churchwardens, Ms L. Ford and Mr A. Taylor can be contacted on 0208 6927449,  Email: [email protected] (Please title your email, Safeguarding)

(B) Information about where to get help with child and adult safeguarding issues (local authority Children and Adults Services details & key helplines).

Lewisham Council - Safeguarding Children

Worried about the safety of a child?

If you think a child is being abused or neglected please contact the Lewisham Council Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). If you think a child or young person is at IMMEDIATE risk, you should treat this as an emergency and call 999 to report your concerns to the Police. You can contact the MASH during office hours.

Tel: 020 8314 6660

The out of office hours (5pm -9am weekdays, weekends and Bank Holidays) is: 020 8314 6000 and ask for the emergency duty team.

Lewisham Council - Report a Safeguarding Adult Concern

If you suspect that you or an adult you care about may be at risk of abuse or neglect call Lewisham Adult Social Care Access and Information Team (SCAIT) on 020 8314 7777 alternatively if you have concerns about the immediate safety of an adult at risk then please contact the Police on 999.

There are a number of ways you can contact SCAIT

The team can be contacted Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Tel: 020 8314 7777 (select option 1)

Email [email protected]

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).

(C) Diocesan Safeguarding Team contact numbers

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: (from S September 2021) Pamela Chisholm 

pamela. [email protected] 020 7939 9423; Mobile 07982 279713 

Interim: Moira Murray email: moira.murray@; 020 7939 9423; 07982 279713; 

020 3874 6743 (out of hours).

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers: Marie Daly and Louise Vernon

Marie Daly [email protected] 020 7939 9441 Mobile 07946 255295

Louise Vernon [email protected] 020 7939 9462 Mobile 07946 255622

(D) A link to the latest edition of ‘A Safe Church’

The Diocesan Safeguarding Policies are found here: