Safeguarding People

Safeguarding in the Parish

We take the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously at St Philip’s . Our parish safeguarding officers can be contacted on: 

  • Angela Spink: 020 8395 6991 Mob: 07954 994303 Email:
  • Desmond Duffus: 020 8679 3472 Mob 07930 580467 Email:

Our Church Wardens can be contacted on:

  • Winston Worrell:  07931 767253 Email: 
  • Desmond Duffus: 020 8679 3472 Mob 07930 580467 Email:

The Parish Safeguarding Officer is Angela Spink assisted by Desmond Duffus – appointed by, and reporting to the PCC. St Philip’s works to the Diocesan guidelines as set out in “A Safe Church” (updated January 2020) – available for reference in the Church or from the Diocesan website

Our safeguarding policies were updated to adopt policies in “A Safe Church” by the PCC on 11th March 2020

Parish Safeguarding Policy 2020

Policy for Responding to Domestic Abuse 2020

Complaint and Grievances Procedure 2020

Helpline Information

  • 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 95pm).

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers contact details

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser,

Hugh Constant 020 7939 9423 Mobile 07982 279 713 (for urgent matters out of hours)

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers:

Current edition of A Safe Church

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