Safeguarding at St. Margaret's

We take the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously at St. Margaret's. 

All of our children and youth leaders have current and official safeguarding checks (DBS) and the PCC has adopted the Diocese of Southwark’s
Safeguarding policy as set out in ‘A Safe Church’.  

Our key staff have also undertaken Safeguarding training and we are committed to remaining up to date with current good practice.

If you have any concerns about safeguarding at St Margaret’s, then please do please contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Samantha Esparon
at or one of church wardens Ray King or Shirley Page at


Please find below a list of telephone numbers where you can get help with child and adult safeguarding issues:

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).

Diocesan Safeguarding Team Contact Telephone Numbers:

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Kate Singleton 020 7939 9423 Mobile 07982 279713 (for urgent matters out of hours)

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, Marie Daly and Louise Vernon
Marie Daly 020 7939 9441 Mobile 07946 255295
Louise Vernon 020 7939 9462 Mobile 07946 255622

Link to current edition of A Safe Church