Safeguarding at St James
SAFEGUARDING OFFICER Pat O'Connor
We take the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously. Our Parish Safeguarding Officers can be contacted via the church office on 020 3643 2327 and our Churchwardens can be contacted via the church office on 020 3643 2327.
A Safe Church: Diocesan Policies and Procedures for Safeguarding can be viewed here.
If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm, contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser on 020 7939 9423 (office hours) or 020 3874 6743 (out of hours).
If you have immediate concerns about someone’s safety, please contact the police and your local authority Children’s or Adult Social Care Services.
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 Advisers
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Pamela Chisholm: email@example.com, 020 7939 9423, (Mobile 07982 279713, for urgent matters out of hours)
Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, Marie Daly and Louise Vernon: firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 7939 9441, Mobile 07946 255295; email@example.com, 020 7939 9462, Mobile 07946 255622