A safe environment for children and vulnerable adults is a top priority at St Mary's. We adhere to Southwark Diocese Safeguarding Policies, Procedures and Guidelines as set out in  A Safe Church. Should you have a concern about safeguarding, please immediately contact one of our Parish Safeguarding Officers, Kate Giles on 07956 675506 or Amanda Larkum on 07891 854027. Our churchwardens are Alison Hargreaves 07910 814447 and Judy Page 07947 736372.

Further help may be sought from:

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

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Kate Singleton 020 7939 9423 Mobile 07982 279713 (for urgent matters out of hours)

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, Marie Daly and Louise Vernon
Marie Daly 020 7939 9441 Mobile 07946 255295 Louise Vernon 020 7939 9462 Mobile 07946 255622

A Safe Church: