Safeguarding

St Giles’ Church takes the safeguarding and care of children or vulnerable adults very seriously.

We adhere to ‘A Safe Church’, which is the Diocese of Southwark’s safeguarding policy manual, and a copy is always on display at the back of church for everyone to access. You can read more about our approach to this manual here and you can access an online copy on the diocesan website (external link).

St Giles’ also reviews guidance available on a national level, which is available to all churches on the Church of England’s website (external link).

Finding help

St Giles’ Church

The Email forms below are confidential and can only be seen and received by the person listed. If you don’t feel comfortable leaving your name or Email address, please let the person you are contacting know how they can get in touch with you in the comment section.

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Mercy Hill
Mobile 07734 543468

Church Wardens: Liz Sibthorpe, Mike Ogaluzo, Cuthbert Rogers
Parish Office 0207 703 4504 or Email

Southwark Diocese

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

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Marie Daly
marie.daly@southwark.anglican.org
020 7939 9441 or Mobile 07946 255295

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Louise Vernon
louise.vernon@southwark.anglican.org
020 7939 9462 or Mobile 07946 255622

Helplines

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000
Lines are free and open 24 hours. Phone if you are worried about a child.
www.nspcc.org.uk

Child-line: 0800 1111
Lines are free and open 24 hours. Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.
www.childline.org.uk

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Lines are free and open 24 hours. Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.
www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk

Samaritans Helpline: 116 123
Lines are free and open 24 hours. Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.
www.samaritans.org

Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141
Lines are free and open Monday to Friday 9-5pm.
www.elderabuse.org.uk