All Saints New Eltham takes the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously.
A Safe Church
‘ A Safe Church’ is a manual containing the Diocesan policies, procedures and guidelines for safeguarding children, safeguarding adults who ma be vulnerable, and responding to domestic abuse. Significant amendments have been made in 2018 in line with a number of new and revised policies from the House of Bishops and the National Safeguarding Team and to reflect changes in wider safeguarding procedure and legislation.
The contents of ‘A Safe Church’ can be downloaded here:
or click here
Parish Safeguarding Officers
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer can be contacted as follows:
Tel: 0792 7181 928
Our Churchwardens can be contacted as follows:
Tel: 0771 0451 792
Tel: 0748 4218 429
Diocese Safeguarding Advisers
Pamela Chisholm, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
020 7939 9423
0798 2279 713
Marie Daly, Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
020 7939 9441
0794 6255 295
Louise Vernon, Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
020 7939 9462
0794 6255 622
For safeguarding concerns out 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.
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: 08008 808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm.