St Catherine’s Church is committed to ensuring that everyone is welcome and that all who attend this Church, or the activities hosted by our Church or Telegraph Hill Centre, are safe. 

We have robust safeguarding polices in place and abide by Southwark Diocese’s A Safe Church. All staff and volunteers working with children or vulnerable adults have been vetted and DBS checked and have undergone safeguarding training.  We also have a “whistleblowing” policy which encourages anyone to raise concerns without fear.

Church wardens are trained in fire evacuation and our premises are inspected regularly to ensure that they meet current building safety standards. 

Central to our safeguarding policy is having 3 trained Parish Safeguarding Officers who meet regularly and oversee the Safeguarding work. If anyone feels uncomfortable or is concerned about anything you see related to any aspect of our work, please speak in confidence to one of these Officers:

Parish Safeguarding Officers

Lesley Marshall 07931 926 707

Fiona CarrickDavies 07764 964006

Ann Atkins 07791220306


Stephanie Manson 07521435240

Steve Tomkins 07986587219


Sheridan James 02076391050

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Hugh Constant
Land line: 020 7939 9423
Mobile number: 07982 279713

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers

Marie Daly and Louise Vernon Marie Daly 020 7939 9441 Mobile: 07946 255295

Louise Vernon 020 7939 9462 Mobile: 07946 255622

A link to the latest edition of ‘A Safe Church’ 
For further information on our Diocesan policies and procedures follow this link:

Other useful numbers

Safeguarding Duty Line Number: 020 3874 6743 vailable 24 hours a day. 

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).