Safeguarding in the Benefice

The Benefice is committed to the safeguarding of young people and vulnerable adults. We follow the policies and procedures contained in the Diocese of Southwark's safeguarding manual, 'A Safe Church'.   This is also available in each of the two churches; please ask a Churchwarden or a member of the benefice safeguarding team.

You can also view this online here

If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm, please speak to a member of the benefice safeguarding team, call 020 8688 4715 or email for more information. 

Benefice Safeguarding Officers:

St. Augustine's Church - Michael Brockett

St. Peter's Church - Ann Strannack


Rev. Dr. Geoff Dumbeck (Priest)

Rev. Ada Oneyekwelu (Assistant Priest)


St. Augustine's Church

Neil Hiller

Bill Luckhurst

St. Peter's Church

Steve Moores

Gareth Saunders

If you have an urgent concern or are unable to make contact with someone from the Benefice, telephone one of the Diocesian Safeguarding Advisors listed below.


Diocesan Safeguarding Advisors

Diocesan Safeguarding AdviserPamela Chisholm,

020 7939 9423 or 07982 279713

Assistant Diocesian Safeguarding Advisers, Marie Daley and Louise Vernon

Marie Daley 

020 7939 9441 or 07946 255295


Louise Vernon 

020 7939 9462 or 07946 255622



If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.


Other Contacts and advice

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 (freephone Monday to Friday 9- 5pm).




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