The safeguarding team are moving to a new process for managing incoming enquiries, supported by a duty system. This will enable more efficient prioritisation and processing of incoming referrals, concerns and enquiries. From 18th December, the team can be contacted for advice and support via the following routes:

Safeguarding referrals / general enquiries: [email protected] / Telephone: 0207 939 9441 (Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm)

Safeguarding training enquiries: [email protected] / Telephone: 0207 939 9476

Admin and DBS enquiries: [email protected] / 020 7939 9478

For urgent out of hours advice: (Mon to Fri, after 5pm / weekends and bank holidays) please contact 020 3874 6743.

Emergencies: If you suspect you or someone is at risk of immediate harm, phone 999.

If you are worried that a child, young person, or adult is at risk of being harmed, abused or neglected, contact social services within your local authority area. You can find your local council via the following link:

Support Services
A wide range of local support can be accessed by inputting a postcode into the following resource.

Hub of Hope – UK’s leading support database, provided by a national mental health charity and brings local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHS services together in one place for the first time, accessed via the following link:

Pamela Chisholm,  Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

John Stafford,  Deputy Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Christina Hope,  Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Louise Vernon,  Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Shola Smith,  Safeguarding Administrator

Zoe Skilton,  Safeguarding Training Administrator

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Registered Office: Trinity House, 4 Chapel Court, Borough High Street, London SE1 1HW. Registered Charity: (No. 249678).

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