St George the Martyr Church, Shirley

Safeguarding

We take the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously at St George’s, Shirley. Our Parish Safeguarding Officers phone numbers are :

·         Susan Wheeler 020 8777 5271 and Mike Bloss 020 8656 9008

·        Our Churchwardens are Jan Payne 020 8776 0185 and Alexander Baldwin-Smith 020 8656 8335

·        Our Vicar Revd. Barry Hengist vicarstgeorge@gmail.com or phone 020 8654 8747 or 07947 068209

Or if you would prefer to Email: safeguarding@stgeorgeschurch.co.uk

Click here to view the church’s policies and protocols

• Safeguarding Children and Young People 

• Safeguarding Adults who may be Vulnerable 

• Domestic Abuse Policy 

• E-Safety Protocols 

• Whistle-blowing

For more independent help with child and adult safeguarding issues

·         London Borough of Croydon Child Protection Urgent referrals phone 020 8255 2888 (office hours) or 020 8726 6400 (out of hours). In an emergency, or if you believe a child is at immediate risk of harm call the police on 999.

·         London Borough of Croydon Safeguarding Adults Board Manager and Administrators  csab@croydon.gov.uk Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA If the case is urgent and requires immediate attention you can call 020 8726 6500, however if the person is in immediate danger then call the police on 999.

·         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).

Southwark Diocesan Contacts:

·         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

Link to current edition of A Safe Church:

·         https://southwark.anglican.org/safeguarding/diocesan-policies-and-procedures