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safeguarding of children young people and adults



at st matthew's

We take the safeguarding and care of children, young people and vulnerable adults very seriously at St Matthew's.

The PCC of this Parish of Holy Trinity with St Matthew, Southwark, adopted the House of Bishop’s Promoting a Safer Church: Safeguarding as our Safeguarding Policy. The full policy is available in this link.




Our Safeguarding Officer is:
Mrs Daliana Ruiz
She can be contacted in

either English or Spanish at:

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Our Churchwardens can be contacted on  🇬🇧 and  🇪🇸



  • 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).




The Diocese of

Diocesan Website for Safeguarding.


Kate Singleton (Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser)

020 7939 9423   |   Mobile 07982 279713 (for urgent matters out of hours)

Marie Daly (Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser)

20 7939 9441   |   Mobile 07946 255295

Louise Vernon  (Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser)

020 7939 9462   |   Mobile 07946 255622

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