Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults
All youth and children's teams members 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 email:
- Assistant Parish Safeguarding Officer: Sheila Drury email:
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 three steps:
- Observe or listen carefully
- Please write it down
- Please 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 general enquiries relating to safeguarding, please contact our Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Pamela Chisholm, or our Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Louise Vernon (contact details below).
For enquiries about the Disclosure and Barring Service and Safeguarding Training, please get in touch with Zoe Skilton, on 020 7939 9476 or via e-mail (contact details below).
Training queries can be directed to the Diocesan Safeguarding Training Administrator Carol Rimmer via the contact details below.
For safeguarding concerns outside of office hours, please call 020 3874 6743. If you have urgent concerns about a child or vulnerable adult's safety, please get in touch with the police.
Pamela Chisholm, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
020 7939 9423
Louise Vernon, Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
0207 939 9462
Shola Smith, Safeguarding Administrator
020 7939 9478
Zoe Skilton, Safeguarding Training Administrator
020 7939 9476
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: http://southwark.anglican.org/safeguarding/diocesan-policies-and-procedures.
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).