We take the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously at St Mark’s. Our Safeguarding Officer can be contacted on 0776 969 5267 and our Churchwarden can be contacted on .
Every person who works with children or vulnerable adults at St Mark’s has to be DBS checked. In addition, those who hire our facilities have to abide by the diocesan safeguarding policy (see Hiring our Church & Hall).
St Mark’s has adopted the diocesan safeguarding policy which you can find here.
To contact a member of the diocesan safeguarding team:
Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, Marie Daly and Louise Vernon
Other sources of information, advice and help:
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).