Our parish aims to create safe environments, where children and young people are nurtured and protected and where all people, and especially those who may be vulnerable for any reason, are able to worship and pursue their faith journey with encouragement and in safety.

We take the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously here at St John’s. If you need to talk to someone about a safeguarding issue, do not hesitate to get in touch:

Our Parish Safeguarding Officers are Pat Askey and Grant Vanstone.

Our Churchwarden is Wendy Malseed.

Interim Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Moira Murray Phone 020 7939 9423 or
07982 279713

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Marie Daly Phone 020 7939 9441
or 07946 255295


If you need information to get help with child and adult safeguarding issues, you can also call:

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline if you’re worried about a child.: 0808 800 5000

Childline if you’re a child or young person: 0800 1111

National Domestic Violence Helpline if you’re experiencing domestic abuse.: 0808 2000 247

Samaritans if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to: 116 123

Action on Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9- 5pm)

All helplines are 24-hour numbers and free to call.