Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

As a parish community, we work hard to safeguard children and young people, vulnerable adults and those at risk from abusive relationships.  We aim to create a safe environment where children and young people are nurtured and protected, and where all people – especially those who may be vulnerable for any reason – are able to worship and pursue their faith journeys with encouragement and in safety.  We also aim to offer appropriate care for those who have been abused in the past.

We follow all the relevant national guidelines, as well as Church of England and Diocesan policies and practice.  We ensure that those in roles which require it (both volunteers and paid workers) undertake regular and appropriate Safeguarding Training, and that all PCC members are familiar with and supportive of the Diocesan Policy and Practice Guidelines contained in A Safe Church, which is available here.

Our Parish Safeguarding Officers are  Ester Kawoya and Jane Stroud (they are joint officers). They can be contacted via safeguarding@stjohnswaterloo.org.  In an emergency, a member of the clergy can also be contacted for advice and support.

The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Kate Singleton, can be reached at:

kate.singleton@southwark.anglican.org. Tel: 020 7939 9423.