The parish of St. Paul's, Furzedown takes the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously.

It is our aim to create a safe environment where children and young people are nurtured and protected and where all people, especially those who may be vulnerable for any reason, are able to worship and take part in activities safely.

Our safeguarding policy can be viewed HERE

If you have information about any situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention please call the emergency services on 999. Do not delay.

OR the Diocese's Emergency Mobile 07982 279713 (for urgent matters out of hours)


St. Paul's safeguarding officers can be contacted as follows:

Mrs Ros Mand - 0208 767 5949

Mrs June Vevers - 0203 417 6811

Our Church Wardens can be contacted as follows:

Mrs Esther Aryeetey - 0208 685 1645

Mrs Anita Codrington - 0208 677 7462

How to contact Wandworth Council about child and adult safeguarding issues:

If you believe there is an immediate need for a safeguarding response, or want to assess whether a safeguarding referral is appropriate, call  Wandsworth's Initial Point of Contact (IPOC) as follows:

  • Address: (The reception is open to the public 9.30am to 4.30pm)

Initial Point of Contact, Front Door
Family and Community Service
Children's Social Care, Children Services
2nd Floor Town Hall Extension
Wandsworth High Street
London,  SW18 2PU 


Other helpful contacts (all are free lines to call):

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.

Child-line: 0800 1111 (open 24 hours). Phone if you are a young person and are worried about anything.

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (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 (open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm).


The Diocesan Safeguarding Team can be contacted as follows:.

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Kate Singleton: 020 7939 9423 or email

In an emergency call Mobile 07982 279713 (for urgent matters out of hours)


Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, Marie Daly and Louise Vernon

Marie Daly 020 7939 9441 or Mobile 07946 255295 or email

Louise Vernon 020 7939 9462 or Mobile 07946 255622 or email


St. Paul's, Furzedown, follows the national legal and procedural framework for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, and the policy and practice of Church of England  

We follow the policies and guidelines of the Diocese of Southwark's ‘A Safe Church’, which can be accessed HERE. 


All staff and relevant volunteers at St. Paul's undergo an enhanced DBS check and are provided with safeguarding training.

We will respond promptly to any complaints made, and work in close partnership with authorities where children or vulnerable adults are found to have been harmed or at risk of harm.