Church of England Diocese of Southwark St. Alban, South Norwood

Safeguarding

We take the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously at St. Alban's. Our Parish Safeguarding Officers can be contacted on [email protected] as can our Churchwardens. 

If you need help with child and adult safeguarding issues contact :

Adult care referrals Croydon 020 8726 6500     

Children’s Services Croydon 020 8726 6400 (24 hours) 

Emergency:  999


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


'The Diocese of Southwark is committed to the safeguarding of children young people and adults and as a result has developed policies, procedures and training at all levels of the Diocese.  Please use the  link below for the latest edition of 'A Safe Church' 

https://southwark.anglican.org/safeguarding/diocesan-policies-and-procedures</span>


Promoting a Safer Church: House of Bishop's Policy Statement (2017)   https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2017-12/PromotingSaferChurchWeb.pdf


Our Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded . Please click on the box below. 


1._Parish_Safeguarding_Policy, DOCX

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