Church of England Diocese of Southwark East Greenwich

Safeguarding

Promoting a Safer Church

We take the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously at St George's and the Parish of East Greenwich. The care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Church.

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others please seek advice from our safeguarding officer, churchwardens or the Team Vicar. Their contact information is below:

Joanne Lucas, Safeguarding Officer Tel: 07709 571777  [email protected]

Janet Clipsham, Churchwarden Tel: 07958 653456  [email protected]

Helen Frith, Churchwarden Tel: 07764 617025 [email protected]

Rev. Robert T. (Tim) Yeager, Team Vicar Tel: 07804 614245  [email protected]

Rev. Margaret Cave, Team Rector  Tel: 07440 859958  [email protected]

Kate Singleton is our Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, [email protected] (020 7939 94523).

For urgent matters out of office hours ring 07982 2797213

For further information on our Diocesan policies and procedures follow this link, ‘A Safe Church

If there is immediate risk of danger contact the Police on 101.


Our Commitment

Promoting a safer environment

Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults.

Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation

Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse or other affected persons

Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns/allegations of abuse and other affected persons.

<span style="font-size: 1rem;">Responding to those that may pose a present risk</span>


Helplines

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

Childline: 0800 1111

Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900

NAPAC: 0808 801 0331

Samaritans: 116 123

Family Lives 0808 800 2222

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Action On Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141