A Safe Church
St Margaret's Church operates a policy of good practice in work with, children and vulnerable adults. This is in line with 'A Safe Church', the safeguarding policy of the Diocese of Southwark.
Safeguarding Officers at St. Margaret's -
Natasha Hume 07956814703
Helen Hargreaves 02087895932 or 07899813113
If you are concerned that a child or vulnerable adult has been harmed or is at risk of harm, contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser Kate Singleton on 020 7939 9423 (office hours), 07982 279713 (out of hours). Don't delay!
If you would like to view the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy please click on the link below
Childline Information - 0800 1111
WHY DOES SAFEGUARDING MATTER IN A CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY?
Jesus talked of the kingdom of God belonging to children; he gave them status, time and respect. Jesus also showed himself to be compassionately on the side of those without power, reaching across social barriers with the inclusive love of God.
A Christian approach to safeguarding children, vulnerable adults and those in abusive relationships therefore asks both individuals and communities to create a safe environment for them, to act promptly on any complaints made, to care for those who have been abused in the past, and to minister appropriately to those who have abused.