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A Church of the Caterham Team Ministry: Caterham Deanery - Diocese of Southwark - Church of England
Safeguarding of Children and Adults in the Church

We take the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously at St Mary’s. Our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Fiona Izzard can be contacted on 07947 805429 or email safeguarding@stmaryscaterham.org and our Churchwarden, Martha Ellison can be contacted on 01883 336677 or 07763 114518 or email churchwardens@stmaryscaterham.org.

For information about where to get help with child and adult safeguarding issues:

  • 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).

To contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers:

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

The current edition of A Safe Church, Southwark’s safeguarding policy and procedures:

https://southwark.anglican.org/safeguarding/diocesan-policies-and-procedures

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