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. Our Parish Safeguarding Officers and our Churchwardens can be contacted using the details found below.
Further below you can also find a copy of our parish safeguarding policy, contact details for Southwark Diocesan safeguarding team, a link to the Diocesan safeguarding policy, a link to Wandsworth Councils safeguarding page and a summary of key external helplines.
Contact the Parish Safeguarding Officers
Our safeguarding officers are Ruth Cansdale and Alex Banson. They can be contacted in confidence using the details provided below.
Contact the Churchwardens
Our Churchwardens are Ann Warwick and Esther Mercer. They can be contacted in confidence using the details provided below.
Parish Safeguarding Policy
Contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Officers
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).