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)

Julie Rochefort   ( 07747 658771)

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 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.


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)


Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers contact details:

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Kate Singleton 020 7939 9423 Mobile 07982 279713 (for urgent matters out of hours)

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, Marie Daly and Louise Vernon

Marie Daly 020 7939 9441 Mobile 07946 255295

Louise Vernon 020 7939 9462 Mobile 07946 255622


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