Safeguarding 

St Mary's take the safeguarding of both children and vulnerable adults very seriously. Everyone working with children or vulnerable adults has been through a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check at enhanced level and attends training.

Our Parish Safeguarding Officers are Lily Jeffrey and Caroline Fletcher and they can be contacted at stmarys@summerstown.org.uk. 

Below we have provided information and links to our safeguarding policies, information about where to get help and the Diocese of Southwark's contact details and policies:

St Mary's Safeguarding Policies
Our main policies are provided below. We have additional policies for our different activities, please contact the Parish Safeguarding Officers for more information.

Safeguarding Policy - Children
Safeguarding Policy - Vulnerable Adults

St Mary's Safeguarding Policies
Key helpline information:

  • 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).

Diocesan Safeguarding
St Mary's adheres to the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy, 'A Safe Church', which can be found here: http://southwark.anglican.org/safeguarding/diocesan-policies-and-procedures
 
The Diocesan Safeguarding contacts are:
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser:
Kate Singleton kate.singleton@southwark.anglican.org 020 7939 9423 Mobile 07982 279713 (for urgent matters out of hours)
Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers: Marie Daly and Louise Vernon
Marie Daly marie.daly@southwark.anglican.org 020 7939 9441 Mobile 07946 255295
Louise Vernon louise.vernon@southwark.anglican.org 020 7939 9462 Mobile 07946 255622