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

If you have concerns please contact:

Parish Safeguarding Officer

Mary Dawson, please contact via the Parish Office:
020 8693 3897

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

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Pamela Chisholm
0207 939 9423
07982 279 713

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers
Marie Daly:
020 7939 9441
07946 255 295
Louise Vernon:
020 7939 9462
07946 255622

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).