At St John’s we committed to the church being a safe place for all those who come through our doors. In particular we take the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and adults who may be vulnerable very seriously indeed.

To this end, we have adopted and implemented in full the safeguarding policy of the Diocese of Southwark. This policy is set out in A Safe Church (you can obtain a copy by clicking on the link).

The Parish Safeguarding Team – Libby Coates, Tina Hampson and Ben Vertannes – works with the Vicar, the PCC and the Southwark Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor to respond to any safeguarding concerns about children or adults.

If you have any concerns about anyone or anything that happens in the church, please do not hesitate to contact one of our parish safeguarding officers in person or by phoning 07464857035. Your concerns will be taken seriously, dealt with confidentially and acted upon appropriately.