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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 by email at, and our Churchwarden, Michael Cooke can be contacted on 01883 349748 or email

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, Pamela Chisholm,, 020 7939 9423 Mobile 07982 279713.  For safeguarding concerns out of office hours, please call 020 3874 6743.

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

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

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