Safeguarding at St Mary's
The parish of St Mary's Oxted takes the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously. Everyone should feel safe at St Mary's. We have a safeguarding officer to ensure everyone's welfare and our safeguarding policy is available to be viewed.
If you have any safeguarding concerns at all please contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer:
Katharine Nockles: firstname.lastname@example.org
or our Vicar: Rev’d James Ashton
email@example.com or 07948 248030
The Diocese of Southwark Safeguarding Adviser is Pamela Chisholm, whose contact details are: 020 7939 9423 or 07982 279713.
The out-of-hours number to call for safeguarding emergencies is: 020 3874 6743.
Contact by email
We follow the current Diocesan Policies and Procedures on safeguarding.
If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and/or your local authority Children or Adults Services. Details for Surrey are below.
Surrey County Council: The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
If you suspect someone is at risk of abuse, neglect or harm you need to report it.
Tel: 0300 470 9100 Out of hours: 01483 517898 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other useful contacts:
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000
Freephone and open 24 hours. Phone if you are worried about a child.
Child-line: 0800 1111
Freephone 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
Freephone 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, open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.