St Mary's take the safeguarding of both children and vulnerable adults very seriously. Everyone working with children or vulnerable adults has been through a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check at enhanced level and attends training.
Our Parish Safeguarding Officers are Lily Jeffrey and Caroline Fletcher and they can be contacted at email@example.com.
Below we have provided information and links to our safeguarding policies, information about where to get help and the Diocese of Southwark's contact details and policies:
St Mary's Safeguarding Policies
Our main policies are provided below. We have additional policies for our different activities, please contact the Parish Safeguarding Officers for more information.
Safeguarding Policy - Children
Safeguarding Policy - Vulnerable Adults
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 (freephone Monday to Friday 9- 5pm).
St Mary's adheres to the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy, 'A Safe Church', which can be found here: http://southwark.anglican.org/safeguarding/diocesan-policies-and-procedures
The Diocesan Safeguarding contacts are:
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser:
Pamela Chisholm: firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 7939 9423, Mobile 07982 279713
Out of Hours: 020 3874 6743
Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers: Marie Daly and Louise Vernon:
Marie Daly: email@example.com, 020 7939 9441, Mobile 07946 255295
Louise Vernon: firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 7939 9462, Mobile 07946 255622
Thirtyone:eight is an independent safeguarding organisation. Their website is: thirtyoneeight.org and their helpline is 0303 003 1111.