We take the safeguarding and care of our children and vulnerable adults
very seriously at St Mary's.

St Mary's have adopted the diocese of Southwark's Safeguarding Policy,

'A Safe Church' click here

The following contact details may be useful to you:

Parish Safeguarding Officer - email

Churchwarden - email

Churchwarden - email

Who will you talk to if you observe or are told about child or adult protection concerns?

Is the child or adult safe? If in immediate danger, take emergency steps e.g. ambulance, police or children’s or adult’s services.

Most situations are not emergencies – seek advice before action: contact the parish safeguarding officers who will contact the Diocesan safeguarding team.


Police Safer Neighbourhood Team: 

Emergency – always dial 999 (textphone 1800)

Non-emergency - dial 101 (textphone 18001 101)

Diocesan Safeguarding Team:

Interim Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Moira Murray  020 7939 9423 Mobile 07982 279713

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers

Marie Daly 020 7939 9441 Mobile 07946 255295

Louise Vernon 020 7939 9462 Mobile 07946 255622

For urgent matters and out of hours call 020 3874 6743

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

Childline 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.

Action on Elder Abuse 0808 808 8141 (lines free and open Monday to Friday 9-5pm)

Age Concern Free phone information line 0800 00 99 66

National Domestic Violence Helpline  0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.