Safeguarding

St George’s Church takes the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously. All of our volunteers working with vulnerable people have been recruited in accordance with our safeguarding policy below.

Contact

Our Safeguarding Parish Officer is Steve Harries and our Warden is Peggy Taylor. To contact them about concerns, please email safeguarding@stgm.uk or call 020 8685 0012.  You can also contact the Vicar.

Diocesan Safeguarding Officer

The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Kate Singleton. Contact  kate.singleton@southwark.anglican.org, t. 020 7939 9423. m. 07982 279713 (urgent matters out of hours).

Where to get help

-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).

Policies

Parish Safeguarding Children
Parish Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
Parish Safeguarding Domestic Abuse

Southwark Diocese Safeguarding Policy – “A Safe Church”