Safeguarding

Safeguarding in the Benefice


The Benefice is committed to the safeguarding of young people and vulnerable adults. We follow the policies and procedures contained in the Diocese of Southwark's safeguarding manual, A Safe Church.   This is also available in each of the two churches; please ask a Churchwarden or a member of the benefice safeguarding team.


You can also view this online here


If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm, please speak to a member of the benefice safeguarding team, call 020 8688 4715 or email office.southcroydonbenefice@gmail.com for more information. 


Benefice Safeguarding Officers:

St. Augustine's Church - Michael Brockett

St. Peter's Church - Christine Goldsmith

Clergy:

Rev. Dr. Geoff Dumbeck (Priest)

Rev. Ada Oneyekwelu (Assistant Priest)Church

Churchwardens:

St. Augustine's Church

Neil Hiller

Kate Richards

St. Peter's Church

Steve Moores

Gareth Saunders

If you have an urgent concern or are unable to make contact with someone from the Benefice, telephone one of the Diocesian Safeguarding Advisors listed below.

 

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisors


Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Kate Singleton,

020 7939 9423 (office hours), 07982 279713 (for urgent matters out of hours).

e-mail

kate.singleton@southwark.anglican.org  




Assistant Diocesian Safeguarding Advisers, Marie Daley and Louise Vernon


Marie Daley 020 7939 9441 or 07946 255295

e-mail: 

marie.daley@southwark.anglican.org


Louise Vernon 020 7939 9462 or 07946 255622

e-mail: louise.vernon@southwark.anglican.org


If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

 

Other Contacts and advice


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 (freephone Monday to Friday 9- 5pm).



 

 

 

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