Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

All members of our youth and children’s teams are DBS checked and have regular safeguarding trainin.

We take the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously at St John's church Felbridge. 

Contacts at St John’s

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Christine Ely

Assistant PSO: Jane Jones

Church Wardens Phil Tadman and Andy Brown

Vicar: Mark Francis 

Responding to safeguarding concerns or allegations

If there is an immediate danger to a child or vulnerable adult, call 999.

Most situations are not emergencies and you should follow these 3 steps:

1. Observe or listen carefully

2. Write it down

3. Pass it on to Parish Safeguarding Officer or Vicar (and no-one else)

 

Should you have any specific concerns or questions please contact us or the Safeguarding team at Southwark Diocese.

Southwark Safeguarding Team Contacts

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Kate Singleton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 020 7939 9423 Mobile 07982 279713 (for urgent matters out of hours)

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, Marie Daly and Louise Vernon
Marie Daly This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 020 7939 9441 Mobile 07946 255295

Louise Vernon This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 020 7939 9462 Mobile 07946 255622

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

Copies of ‘A Safe Church’, Southwark Diocese safeguarding policy, are kept in the cupboard by the door in church, in the office, at the vicarage and on the Southwark Diocesan website: http://southwark.anglican.org/safeguarding/diocesan-policies-and-procedures

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 ( free phone Monday to Friday 9- 5pm).

 

Christine Ely