We take the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously at St Luke’s Whyteleafe. Our Parish Safeguarding Officer Richard Peacock and our Churchwardens Richard Goatcher and John Ritchie can be contacted on email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information on safeguarding can also be obtained from local and national agencies below are some contact numbers of where to 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).
If you need to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team their contact names and numbers are below:
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Kate Singleton email@example.com 020 7939 9423 Mobile 07982 279713 (for urgent matters out of hours)
Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, Marie Daly and Louise Vernon Marie Daly firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7939 9441 Mobile 07946 255295 Louise Vernon email@example.com 020 7939 9462 Mobile 07946 255622.