Church of England Diocese of Southwark Catford (Southend) and Downham

Safeguarding

Safeguarding Policy:

We take the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously at St John's.

Our Safeguarding Officers can be contacted on:

Sandy Mawford (07584 012054) [email protected]

Julie Rochefort   (07747 658771) [email protected]


and our Churchwardens can be contacted on:

Sonia Jackson     (07720 824912) and Sandy Mawford ( details above).


St John's follows the policies, procedures and guidelines laid down in the Church of England's 'A Safe Church' document for safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.  Details can be found on The Diocese of Southwark's website at:  https://southwark.anglican.org/safeguarding/diocesan-policies-and-procedures.

Also go to St John's church website at:     stjohnscatford.co.uk    and check out our Safeguarding: A Safe Church pages and links to the 'A Safe Church' document.


Key helpline information:

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)


Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers contact details:

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Kate Singleton    [email protected]          (020 7939 9423)   Mobile: 07982 279713 (for urgent matters 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