Safeguarding

We take the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously at The parish of Lavender Hill, The Ascension and Battersea, St. Philip with St. Bartholomew.

Full details can be found below of our Parish Safeguarding Officers, as well as members of the Diocesan Safeguarding Team and other agencies able to provide guidance and support.

Contact the Parish Safeguarding Officers

Our safeguarding officers are Ruth Cansdale and Alex Banson. They can be contacted using the details provided below.

Ruth Cansdale
Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 07737 116364
ruthcansdale@hotmail.co.uk

Alex Banson
Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 020 7738 1916
alexbanson@aol.com

Contact the Churchwardens

Our Churchwardens are Ann Warwick and Esther Mercer. They can be contacted using the details provided below.

Ann Warwick

Churchwarden

Tel: 020 7223 2175

Tel: 0783 5323965

annwarwick1@aol.com

Esther Mercer

Churchwarden

Tel: 020 7738 1916

Tel: 0795 6498326

esthermercer@hotmail.co.uk

Parish Safeguarding Policy

Adopted by the PCC in November 2021, and due for review in November 2022.

Contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Officers

Marie Daly

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Tel: 020 7939 9441

Tel: 07946 255295

marie.daly@southwark.anglican.org

Louise Vernon

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Tel: 0207 939 9462

Tel: 07946 255622

louise.vernon@southwark.anglican.org

Pamela Chisholm

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Tel: 020 7939 9423

Tel: 07982 279713

pamela.chisholm@southwark.anglican.org

Key Helplines

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).