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
Tayo Olatunde: 07908 679 407

Diocesan Safeguarding Contact information

Safeguarding referrals & general enquiries 0207 939 9441 (Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm)

Urgent & out of hours support Weekdays after 5pm, weekends and public holidays020 3874 6743EmergenciesIf you suspect you or someone is at risk of immediate harm, phone 999. If you are worried that a child, young person, or adult is at risk of being harmed, abused or neglected, contact social services within your local authority area. Find your local council here.Support servicesHub of Hope is the UK’s leading support database, bringing local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHS services together in one place for the first time. A wide range of local support can be accessed by inputting your postcode online here

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).