St Christopher’s Church takes the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults very seriously.

If you have any concern about the safety or wellbeing of a child, young person or vulnerable adult, please contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer or one of the other contacts below as soon as possible.  These concerns will always be dealt with quickly and sensitively.

Our policies and procedures follow the guidance of the Church of England House of Bishops as outlined in the Diocese of Southwark safeguarding manual, A Safe Church. 

You can read our church Safeguarding Policy here: St Christopher’s Safeguarding Policy

We have a Safeguarding Officer appointed by the PCC who works closely with the ministry team and churchwardens to make sure that St Christopher’s remains a safe place for those who are vulnerable. 

Safeguarding contacts – St Christopher’s Church

Vicar, The Revd Ellen Eames Mobile: 07419 121950

Safeguarding Officer, Pam Francis

Churchwarden, Bennet Egyir

Safeguarding Contacts – Diocese of Southwark

You can contact the Diocese of Southwark Safeguarding team directly:

Diocesan Safeguarding AdviserPamela Chisholm 
Office: 020 7939 9423 Out of hours phone number for safeguarding emergencies: 07982 279713

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Louise Vernon  Office: 020 7939 9462 Mobile: 07946 255622

Find help & advice

  • Childline: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.
  • NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.
  • 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).
  • Solace: Southwark helpline: 020 7593 1290. London helpline: 0808 802 5565. Free advice and support to women and girls who have experienced domestic or sexual abuse.
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.