Safeguarding

St John’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and all volunteers share this commitment.

The Safeguarding Officers are:

Sarah Fletcher - 0208 289 8262
Michele Fox - 0208 777 2056

The Churchwardens are :

Bill Derham - 07952 218892

Jeremy Tagg - 07964 540460

Help can be obtained from:

The Local Authority - the London Borough of Bromley -

Children’s services (Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm): 020 8461 7373 / 7379 / 7026

Out of hours/weekends/public holidays: 0300 303 8671

Email the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH): mash@bromley.gov.uk

If you are seriously concerned about a child's immediate safety, call 999 and ask for the police.

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 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

Further information can be found in the diocese policy document “A Safe Church”, a copy of which can be found in the church by the font, or online here