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'The Diocese of Southwark is committed to the safeguarding of children young people and adults and  for many years this commitment has been at the heart of our work across the parishes.  As a result we have developed polices, procedures and training at all levels of the Diocese and I commend them to you.  The following pages are the latest version of our safeguarding manual ‘A Safe Church’ and these should be widely available to those in your churches. 

It is my prayer that the polices and practice followed here in the Diocese of Southwark will help to contribute to making the Church a safe and welcoming place for all.'

Bishop Christopher

If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm, contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser on 020 7939 9423 (office hours), 07982 279713 (out of hours). If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

Who to contact

The Diocesan Safeguarding Team, led by Kate Singleton, can be contacted as follows:

Kate Singleton, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
E-mail Kate Singleton
020 7939 9423

Steve Short, Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
E-mail Steve Short
020 7939 9441

Louise Vernon, Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
E-mail Louise Vernon
0207 939 9462

Christine Daly, Training & Data Administrator
E-mail Christine Daly
020 7939 9476

Uzma Osinibi, Safeguarding Administrator
E-mail Uzma Osinibi
020 7939 9476

For enquiries relating to the Disclosure & Barring Service, please contact Uzma Osinibi, who is full time and available in normal office hours:

020 7939 9476
E-mail Uzma Osinibi

The current Diocesan Policies and Procedures on safeguarding can be found at:

If you are unhappy about how a safeguarding matter has been handled, more information about how to make a complaint is available at:
http://www.southwark.anglican.org/downloads/resources/Complaints re policy and against DSA 230916.docx