Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults

Safeguarding is at the heart of the life of our parish, and is a fundamental expression of the values of the Christian gospel. The Vicar and PCC strive to make the parish church a safe place for all, especially children and vulnerable adults.  We promote good safeguarding practice as integral to the mission, ministry and service of the whole church.

Children playing in church

The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s/Diocese of London’s policies and best practice (including that set out in the House of Bishops’ Promoting a Safer Church safeguarding policy statement) . You may also wish to read our Parish Safeguarding Procedures (PDF).

Our Safeguarding Officer, Maggie Wellwood,  is the first person to speak to if you have any concerns around the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult. Our Safeguarding Officer can be contacted on 07792 366 820.

Our Children’s Champion is Tamsin Lewis, who acts as our advocate for all children in all areas of Parish life, making sure their views are heard and their needs are thought of. Tamsin can be contacted on 07980 516 054




If you have reason to think that a child, young person, or vulnerable adult is in immediate danger, you should contact the police straight away on 999.

Diocese of London Safeguarding Helpline: 020 79321224
Westminster Council Children and Families Services: 020 7641 4000
Westminster Council Adult Safeguarding Helpline: 020 7641 2176
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
Childline: 0800 1111
Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900
NAPAC: 0808 801 0331
Samaritans: 116 123
Family Lives: 0808 800 2222
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000
Hourglass (elder abuse): 080 8808 8141