We take the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously at St Nicholas church.

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Our Parish Safeguarding Officers, Emma and Nicki, can be contacted on  :

020 8641 6530  and  020 8770 1075.

Our Churchwardens, Geoff and John, on :  01342 841881 and 020 8642 3682.

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Sutton local authority

MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub ): 020 8770 6001). For first referrals of children or adults.

Diocese of Southwark

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@southwark.anglican.org 020 7939 9441 Mobile 07946 255295

louise.vernon@southwark.anglican.org 020 7939 9462 Mobile 07946 255622

Here is a link to the current edition of ‘A Safe Church’, a manual containing the Diocesan policies, procedures and guidelines for safeguarding children, safeguarding adults who may be vulnerable, and responding to domestic abuse

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

National helplines

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).

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