Safeguarding

At St John’s we are committed to ensuring that our church is a safe place for everyone. We take the safeguarding and care of children, young people and vulnerable adults very seriously. We are committed to maintaining the House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policy, Promoting a Safer Church.

If you have concerns please contact:

Parish Safeguarding Officer, Olivia Coates: c/o office@stjohnseastdulwich.org 020 8693 3897

Church Wardens, Julie Whitney: 07786 686 385 / Jim Nurton: 07765 881 556

Key helplines:

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 Adviser, Kate Singleton: kate.singleton@southwark.anglican.org 020 7939 9423 / 07982 279 713 (for urgent matters, out of hours)

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers:
Marie Daly marie.daly@southwark.anglican.org 020 7939 9441 / 07946 255 295

Louise Vernon louise.vernon@southwark.anglican.org 020 7939 9462 / 07946 255622

You can read the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy and Procedures by visiting A Safe Church.