Policies and Procedures

We take the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously at St Mary Magdalene with St Martin.

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Karen Payne who can be contacted on 020 8656 6438 and our Churchwardens’ contact details are:

Chris Gee 020 8688 9166

Isabella Lisk 07711 728821


The Diocesan Safeguarding Team

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 marie.daly@southwark.anglican.org

020 7939 9441 Mobile 07946 255295

Louise Vernon louise.vernon@southwark.anglican.org

020 7939 9462 Mobile 07946 255622


Croydon Children’s Services: 020 8726 6400 (open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child being harmed or neglected.

Croydon Adults Services: 020 8726 6500 (open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about an adult.

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).

Safeguarding additional help and information during Coronavirus Lockdown period

The National Safeguarding Team has issued useful information to help us to maintain our focus on safeguarding during this lockdown period.  

In addition, Bishop Christopher and the CTG is very aware that this period can be a difficult one for some households and the Metropolitan Police have asked us to share these numbers which we are pleased to do.   The message is that we should all be vigilant in our care for others at this time.

· The 24/7 National Domestic Abuse helpline, which offers support to victims and people affected by domestic abuse, is free to call on 0808 2000 247.

· The Respect Phoneline provides confidential advice and support to help perpetrators stop being violent and abusive, and is free to call 0808 8024040

· Men’s Advice Line: 0808 801 0327 a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic violence and those supporting themwww.mensadviceline.org.uk

· Karma Nirvana: 0800 5999 247 Mon to Fri 9am–5pm supporting victims of honour based abuse and forced marriagewww.karmanirvana.org.uk

· Hour Glass: 0808 808 8141 challenging the abuse of older people in all its forms www.wearehourglass.org

· Galop LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 999 5428 www.galop.org.uk

· Childline: 0800 1111 If you’re a child or young person and domestic abuse is happening in your home or relationship.

For more information about support services that are available, go to https://www.met.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/daa/domestic-abuse/
In addition, the National Safeguarding Teams Guidance on Domestic Abuse can be found at https://www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding/promoting-safer-church/domestic-abuse-and-covid-19

St Mary Magdalene Church Policy and Procedure documents

Safeguarding policy - children

Safeguarding policy - vulnerable adults

St Mary Magdalene with St Martin Disciplinary Procedure

St Mary Magdalene with St Martin Complaints and Grievances Procedure

Responding to Domestic Abuse

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