The parishes are 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 the church; please ask a Churchwarden or a member of the benefice safeguarding team.

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. Please call 020 8688 4715 or email for more information.

The safeguarding polices for the two parishes are available to download.  These policies are included within the combined policies documents for each parish. 

Benefice Safeguarding Officers

St. Augustine's Church

Michael Brockett, 020 3612 2593

St. Peter's Church

Ann Stranack, 020 8688 2351


The Rev. Dr. Geoff Dumbeck (Priest), 020 8688 4715

The Rev. Ada Oneyekwelu (Assistant Priest)


St. Augustine's Church

Neil Hiller

Kate Richards

St. Peter's Church

Steve Moores

David Percival

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Pamela Chisholm,

Telephone 020 7939 9423 or 07982279713.

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers

Marie Daley: 020 7939 9441 or 07946 255295,

Louise Vernon 020 7939 9462 or 07946 255622,

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

Other Contacts

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (freephone and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.

Child-line: 0800 1111 (freephone and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about


National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (freephone 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: 0808 808 8141 (freephone Monday to Friday 9- 5pm).