The benefice of Thornton Heath: St Jude w St Aidan is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Southwark’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer can be contacted on:
Doreen Husbands: 07904 659488
Our Churchwardens can be contacted on
Sharon Smith-Diallo: send email
Janet Mukiibi: send email
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).
Diocesan Safeguarding team
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser:
020 7939 9423
Mobile: 07982 279 713
Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers:
Mobile: 07946 255 295
Mobile: 07946 255 622
For safeguarding concerns out of hours please call 020 3874 6743