The Parish is compliant with best practice in the Church of England. All children's activities have at least two adults present at all times, who have been Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked. A copy of the Parish Safeguarding Policy can be found in this link. The Policy is reviewed and updated, as needed, annually. The Parish Head of Safeguarding is Mandy Vasey and the two Children's Church leaders are Norma Campbell and Margaret Aidoo, supported by Margaret Fletcher. Their contact details can be found on the Parish leadership section of
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@example.com 020 7939 9423 Mobile 07982 279713 (for urgent matters out of hours)
Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, Marie Daly and Louise Vernon.
Marie Daly: firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7939 9441 Mobile 07946 255295
Louise Vernon: email@example.com 020 7939 9462 Mobile 07946 255622
Link to current edition of A Safe Church:https://southwark.anglican.org/safeguarding/diocesan-policies-and-procedures
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