Safeguarding Notice

St John the Baptist, Parish of Kingston and Putney Vale

Contact details of the PSOs and churchwardens

We take the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously at St John the Baptist church. If you have any concerns regarding safeguarding, please do get in touch.  Our Parish Safeguarding Officer Ruth Ruocco Brown, Deputy Safeguarding Officer Vicky Capanna and our Churchwardens Beverly Morley-Brown and Ki Moon Kwon can be contacted via the Parish Office on 020 8546 2590 or email or in an emergency via the Vicar Rev. Mandy Beck on 020 8546 4079.

Key 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).

Kingston Social Services

If you think a child/adult is in immediate danger you should call 999.

If you need to speak to someone urgently outside of office hours, please call the Duty Social Worker on 020 8770 5000.

Otherwise contact the children’s Single Point of Access (SPA) Team. (open 8 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday) on 020 8547 5008.


for adults call the Access and Safeguarding Team during office hours on 020 8547 5005 or email:

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Pamela Chisholm

Deputy Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, John Stafford

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, Christina Hope and Louise Vernon

Safeguarding referrals / general enquiries: / Telephone: 020 7939 9441 (Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm).

For urgent out of hours advice: (Mon to Fri, after 5pm / weekends and bank holidays) please contact 020 3874 6743.

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