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The Parish of Petersham takes the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously.


We have adopted the House of Bishops' Promoting a Safer Church Policy Statement and the Policies of Southwark Diocese on Safeguarding and Domestic Abuse.  


You may contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer Fiona Sandford at, or the Churchwardens can be contacted through the parish office at

Key helpline information to include at:

  • 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).

Link to current edition of A Safe Church to include at (d):

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