Safeguarding

At St Oswald's church, we take safeguarding very seriously.

As such we have adopted the safeguarding policies of the Diocese of Southwark which can be accessed using the link below:

 Safeguarding policies of the Diocese of Southwark.

Safeguarding concerns should be addressed to the Vicar, Rev. Alison Brunt on 020 8764 2853 or

Parish Safeguarding Officer who is, currently, Judy Morris on 07956 301514j.a.m@blueyonder.co.uk or

Bevon West, the hall administrator 07944 473423

Our churchwardens can be contacted. Currently they are:

Gita Parmar on: (Number to follow) and Tracy Fagbemi at: tracyfagbemi@yahoo.co.uk


In addition to our local contacts, you can also contact the Diocese Safeguarding Team, led by Kate Singleton, can be contacted as follows:

Kate Singleton, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser 
E-mail Kate Singleton
020 7939 9423 or Mobile 07982 279713 (for urgent matters out of hours)

Marie Daly, Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser 
E-mail Marie Daly
020 7939 9441

Louise Vernon, Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser 
E-mail Louise Vernon 
0207 939 9462


If you wish further information about the safeguarding policies, please follow the link to the 'A Safe Church' resource manual:

A Safe Church


Key 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 oryoung 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).