Saint John's

Catford & Downham Team Ministry

Safeguarding: A Safe Church

Safeguarding Policy


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



Our Safeguarding Officers can be contacted on :    


Sandy Mawford ( 07584 012054)  sandymawford@gmail.com


Julie Rochefort   ( 07747 658771)  julie.rochefort@sky.com



and our Churchwardens can be contacted on:


Sonia Jackson       ( 07720 824912) and Sandy Mawford ( details above).



Also, should you have any concerns please contact Fr Martin Thomas at


fathermartinthomas@gmail.com or (07460 257103)   (020 8698 8206)



St John's follows the policies, procedures and guidelines laid down in the Church of England's


A Safe Church  document for safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.


Details can be found at the link below.




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Key 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)



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Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers contact details:



Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Kate Singleton kate.singleton@southwark.anglican.org 020 7939 9423 Mobile 07982 279713 (for urgent matters out of hours)


Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, Marie Daly and Louise Vernon


Marie Daly marie.daly@southwark.anglican.org 020 7939 9441 Mobile 07946 255295


Louise Vernon louise.vernon@southwark.anglican.org 020 7939 9462 Mobile 07946 255622



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Link to current edition of A Safe Church :  Click on the link below: