Safeguarding

A Safer Church

We take the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously at St Paul’s

Our Safeguarding Officers are Lara Akinwunmi and Elvera Cole. Lara can be contacted on 07599 736054 and Elvera on 07957180096, or via safeguard@stpaulslorrimoresquare.org. 

Our Churchwardens are Akin Akinwunmi and Tony Sesay, and they can be contacted via wardens@stpaulslorrimoresquare.org

Every person who works with children or vulnerable adults at St Paul’s has to be DBS checked. In addition, those who hire our facilities have to abide by the Diocesan safeguarding policy which can find here.

You can also contact the Diocesan safeguarding team:

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Kate Singleton 

kate.singleton@southwark.anglican.org 020 7939 9423 Mobile 07982 279713 (for urgent matters out of hours) 

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, Marie Daly and Louise Vernon 

Marie Daly marie.daly@southwark.anglican.org 020 7939 9441 Mobile 07946 255295 

Louise Vernon louise.vernon@southwark.anglican.org 020 7939 9462 Mobile 07946 255622 

Other sources of information, advice and help:

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).