At St. John the Baptist, Eltham, we are committed to keeping everyone safe within our church and during its activities. This means we take measures to protect the health, well-being and human rights of individuals which allow people, especially children, young people and vulnerable adults, to live free from abuse, harm and neglect.
It is our collective responsibility to take care of, look out for and help each other in church. If you have any safeguarding concerns yourself or about a member of the church community, you can speak to our safeguarding officers in confidence. You can also talk to them if you would like to know more about our safeguarding policy.
Our safeguarding officers are:
Tel. 020 8859 3389
Tel. 020 8863 9413
Churchwardens may be contacted:
Tel. 020 8850 4821
Tel. 020 8860 9413
For further information about where to get help with child and adult safeguarding issues, you may also contact:
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).
The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers can also be contacted:
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Kate Singleton firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7939 9423 Mobile 07982 279713 (for urgent matters out of hours)
Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, Marie Daly and Louise Vernon
Marie Daly email@example.com 020 7939 9441 Mobile 07946 255295
Louise Vernon firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7939 9462 Mobile 07946 255622
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