Saint Bartholomew believes that safeguarding is the responsibility of everybody and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all those who are vulnerable (children, young people, vulnerable adults). We expect all of our staff, volunteers and those who use our premises to share this commitment and value the support of those who worship here in achieving this. If you have any concerns, please contact our safeguarding officer, Paula Spencer: firstname.lastname@example.org
To view the PCC’s statement of adoption of the House of Bishops safeguarding policy statements please click here.
We understand reporting abuse may be very difficult and distressing to you and it may add to your hurt by our not being able to immediately assist you.
Therefore here are the contact details of other agencies that are available to assist either on a 24-hour basis or through specialist helplines and 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).
Other useful safeguarding phone numbers: Diocesan Safeguarding Officers: Annette Gordon: 0207 9321124; Maggie McMahon: 0203 8375101; CCPAS Helpline 0845 120 455