Safeguarding

Safeguarding

We take the safeguarding of both children and adults very seriously at St Nicholas.

Contact details of our Parish Safeguarding Officers and Church Wardens:
Our Parish Safeguarding Officers can be contacted via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 07725 369702 and our Church Wardens can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


In an emergency, please ring 999.

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline:
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:
080 8808 8141 (freephone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)

Wandsworth Child Safeguarding:
via Wandsworth Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
2nd Floor Town Hall Extension
Wandsworth High Street
London
SW18 2PU
Telephone: 020 8871 6622
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Outside of normal office hours (after 5pm weekdays or on weekends): 020 8871 6000

Wandsworth Adult Safeguarding
020 8871 7707 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Diocesan Safeguarding Team contact numbers:

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser:
Pamela Chisholm This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: 020 7939 9423 Mobile: 07982 279713 (for urgent matters out of hours)

Diocesan Safeguarding Team out of hours emergency number 020 3874 6743.
For Safeguarding matters during office hours, use 020 7939 9423

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers:
Marie Daly This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: 020 7939 9441 Mobile: 07946 255295
Louise Vernon This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: 020 7939 9462 Mobile: 07946 255622


St Nicholas PCC has adopted the House of Bishops’ ‘Promoting a Safer Church; Safeguarding Policy Statement':https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2017-12/PromotingSaferChurchWeb.pdf

St Nicholas has also adopted, and works within, the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy, 'A Safe Church', which can be found here:http://southwark.anglican.org/safeguarding/diocesan-policies-and-procedures
(This is derived from the Church of England's Safeguarding policies: https://www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding/promoting-safer-church-safeguarding)


Every group leader has been through a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check at enhanced level and attends annual training.

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