Our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Maggi Chick, is responsible for implementing policies to safeguard children and vulnerable adults of the church. 

Click here for more about our Safeguarding Officers and other online information and support (pdf file).

Policies and procedures are set out by Southwark Diocese and are contained in the handbook A Safe Church. The policies, and contact details for both the Parish Safeguarding team and those for the Diocese of Southwark, are posted on the noticeboard at the back of the church.  

The Safeguarding team has, this year, set out to establish and manage an up-to-date database, to publicise training courses and to liaise with Parish Officers to implement the latest Safeguarding requirements.

Past Cases Review 2 (PCR2)

The review phase of PCR2 commenced on 14 September 2020.  The purpose of this review is to ensure that appropriate actions have been taken by the Diocese, and that there are no outstanding and unmanaged safeguarding risks to children, young people and vulnerable adults posed by church officers.

Individuals who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process or who wish to come forward with information or make disclosures regarding church-related abuse should contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team.  However, realising that this may not feel safe for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the church, a dedicated telephone helpline has been set up operated independently from the church by the NSPCC - 0800 80 20 20.

The Southwark Diocesan Safeguarding Team can be contacted via 020 7939 9476 or

Safeguarding training
Two Church of England online safeguarding training modules are available here: - C0: 'Safeguarding Basic Awareness’ and C1: 'Safeguarding Foundations’.

C0 is recommended for anyone who needs a basic level of awareness of safeguarding, and C1 for people who have safeguarding responsibilities or contact with children, young people and/or adults who may be vulnerable. 

St Mary's safeguarding policy documents