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We take the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously at St Edward’s.

All St Edward’s  Churchwardens  are also fully  trained Safeguarding officers.

Lesley Clay

To contact Lesley Please call direct on 01689 842462 or 07495 688660

or by e mail to:

You may also contact Parish Secretary Jacqueline Sanderson who is also a fully trained safeguarding Officer .

Please contact one of the above if you have any Safeguarding concerns or enquiries pertaining to  St Edward’s .

Other Relevant contatcts and resources are given below

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers contact details :

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Kate Singleton

020 7939 9423

Mobile 07982 279713 (for 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

Croydon Council  Children and Adults Services details:

Adult Safeguarding

Child Safeguarding

Further Helpline Contacts :

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).

Also the below may be found useful

Link to current edition of A Safe Church