Safeguarding at

St Mary Magdalene

We take the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously at St Mary Magdalene (see our policy below) 

St Mary Magdalene follows SAFE CHURCH the Safeguarding Guidelines of the Diocese of Southwark.

If you are worried about a situation or person using this church, please contact The Parish Safeguarding Officers or Churchwardens.  

Our Parish Safeguarding Officers
Lynn Tilling & Richenda Tonge can be contacted via… The Parish Office 020 8672 2206 or by email

Our Churchwardens
Tom Roberts & Jane Cooper can be contacted via. Parish Office 020 8672 2206 or by email

Diocesan Safeguarding Team contact details

Diocesan Safeguarding Duty Line:
020 3874 6743

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser:

Pamela Chisholm 020 7939 9423, Mobile 07982 279713 (urgent matters out of hours)


Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers:
Marie Daly 020 7939 9441 Mobile 07946 255295
Louise Vernon
020 7939 9462 Mobile 07946 255622

Local Authority Social Services (Wandsworth)
Adults: 020 8871 7707
Children: 020 8871 6622
Out of hours: 020 8871 6000  

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 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)

Policies and Handbook

St Mary Magdalene Safeguarding Policy: Link Here

St Mary Magdalene  Responding to Domestic Abuse Policy:  Link Here

Church of England Parish Safeguarding handbook:  Link Here