Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

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

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: Julie Legg

Assistant Parish Safeguarding Officer: 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 the Safeguarding team at Southwark Diocese or us.

Southwark Safeguarding Team Contacts

For further information and to discuss any safeguarding concerns, please contact Moira Murray, Interim Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser on 020 7939 9423 M: 07982 279713 Out of hours number: 020 3874 6743,
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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, vicarage, and on the Southwark Diocesan website:

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 ( freephone Monday to Friday 9- 5 pm).


Christine Ely