Safeguarding at St. Margaret's
We take the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously at St. Margaret's.
All of our children and youth leaders have current and official safeguarding checks (DBS) and the PCC has adopted the Diocese of Southwark’s Safeguarding policy as set out in ‘A Safe Church’.
Our key staff have also undertaken Safeguarding training and we are committed to remaining up to date with current good practice.
If you have any concerns about safeguarding at St Margaret’s, then please do please contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Samantha Esparon
Please find below a list of telephone numbers where you can get help with child and adult safeguarding issues:
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 Team Contact Telephone Numbers:
For safeguarding concerns out of office hours, please call 020 3874 6743. If you have urgent concerns about the safety of a child or vulnerable adult, please contact the police.
Pamela Chisholm, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
020 7939 9423
Marie Daly, Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
020 7939 9441
Louise Vernon, Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
0207 939 9462
Zoe Skilton, Safeguarding Administrator
020 7939 9476
Link to current edition of A Safe Church