Safeguarding Policy

Information and Help

St. Barnabas, Downham works to The Church of England Promoting a Safer Church document - "The Church of England's Safeguarding Policy for children, young people and adults".


All that we do is governed by the care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in Church activities and is the responsibility of the whole Church.


At a Diocesan level, we adhere to the Diocese of Southwark's A Safe Church Policy which can be accessed via the Diocese of Southwark's website: https://southwark.anglican.org/safeguarding/diocesan-policies-and-procedures



We take the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously at St Barnabas. Our Parish Safeguarding Officer can be contacted on :-

  • Ann Osborne - 020 8695 0769
  • Church Wardens
    • Ron Ferron - 
    • Nicky Catlin - 


London Borough of Lewisham Children and Adult Services


Children

Tel: 020 8314 3396

Email: safeguardingboard@lewisham.gov.uk 

Website: www.safeguardinglewisham.org.uk 


Adults

Tel: 0208 314 7777

Email: SCAIT@lewisham.gov.uk


Diocesan Safeguarding Team


Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Kate SIngleton -

Email: kate.singleton@southwark.anglican.org

Tel : 020 7939 9423

Mobile: 07982 279713 (for urgent matters out of hours)


Marie Daly

Email: marie.daly@southwark.anglican.org

Tel: 020 7939 9441


Louise Vernon

Email: louise.vernon@southwark.anglican.org

Tel: 020 7939 9462


Helplines/websites for further support


NSPCC - www.nspcc.org.uk 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.

Childline - 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 - 0808 808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)


NAPAC - 0808 801 0331

Stop it Now  - 0808 1000 900 www.stopitnow.org.uk

Cruse - bereavement helpline - 0808 808 1677


www.womensaid.org.uk

www.restoredrelationships.org

www.scie.org.uk (Social Care Institute for Excellence)

www.ceop.police.uk

www.elderabuse.org.uk

www.ageukorg.uk

www.barnados.org.uk

www.spiritualabuse.com

www.modernslavery.co.uk