Church of England Diocese of Southwark Thamesmead

Safeguarding

William Temple Church takes its duty and obligation to protect all very seriously.
We have adopted the Southwark Diocese safeguarding policy "a Safe Church" which you can access here . You can find out more about the national Church of England policies and procedures here.
If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues then please contact the church  

The Parish Safeguarding Officers for William Temple Church are: Ngozilca Udeh (children & young people) who can be contacted on 07723 331470; and Caroline Boylan-Saliu (vulnerable adults), who can be contacted on 07563 144648.

The Churchwardens  are Jean Peck who can be contacted on 07935 683269, and Stephen Bent who can be contacted on 07824 777854

You can also contact the Diocese of Southwark safeguarding team.
The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor is Kate Singleton, who can be contacted on 020 7939 9423 (office hours) 07982 279713 (out of hours) or at [email protected] The Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Officers are Marie Daly 020 7939 9441 (mobile 07946 255295) and Louise Vernon 020 7939 9462 (mobile 07946 255622).

If you have immediate concerns about someone, please contact the police on 999 (in case of emergency) and/or your local authority Children or Adult Services.

Royal Borough of Greenwich 
Children’s Services 020 8921 3172 (Office hours) 020 8854 8888 (Out of office hours)
Adult Services 020 8921 2304 (Office hours) 020 8854 8888 (out of office hours)

London Borough of Bexley
Children’s Services 020 3045 5440 (Office hours) 020 8303 7171 (Out of office hours)
Adult Services 020 8303 7777 (Office hours) 020 8303 7777 (Out of office hours)

Other useful numbers

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.

Childline 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 your 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 020 88-8 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9 am - 5 pm).