St Paul’s Thamesmead is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk to worship and grow in Christ safely. This is done in a coordinated and supported manner and involves Church Safeguarding Officers, the Senior Pastoral Staff and the Diocesan Safeguarding Team. Concerns about children, young people and adults at risk will be diligently and promptly responded to according to our procedures, recognising the sensitivity it may hold for those involved.

The Church Council of St Paul’s adopted ‘A Safe Church’ on 12 February 2010 and last reviewed its safeguarding policies, procedures and practice on 20 September 2018. Please find these below:

You will find a paper copy of ‘A Safe Church’ in the entrance to our chapel. The full manual is available for download from The Diocese of Southwark’s website.

The Parish Safeguarding Officers for this church are:
Bosede Olagunju (children & young people) who can be contacted on 07956 961697; and Winnel Radcliffe (vulnerable adults), who can be contacted on 07961 178883.

To contact the Diocescan Safeguarding Advisor, Kate Singleton, call 020 7939 9423.