A safe church

Suttonfx takes the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously.

Below is a link to the current edition of ‘A Safe Church’, a manual containing the Diocesan policies, procedures and guidelines for safeguarding children, safeguarding adults who may be vulnerable, and responding to domestic abuse:

Support Services

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

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:

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:

Southwark Diocese: Contact the team

For safeguarding concerns outside of office hours, please call 020 3874 6743. If you have urgent concerns about the safety of a child or vulnerable adult, please contact the police.

Pamela Chisholm, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

020 7939 9423
07982 279713

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