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St. Mary’s Lewisham is committed to fulfilling to The Church of England Promoting a Safer Church policy entitled "The Church of England's Safeguarding Policy for children, young people and adults". 

All that we do is governed by the care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in Church activities and is the responsibility of the whole Church. 

At a Diocesan level, we adhere to the Diocese of Southwark's A Safe Church Policy which can be accessed via the Diocese of Southwark's website: 


If anyone has any concerns regarding the well-being of a child, young person or adult please speak to: 

  •  Fr. Steve Hall:  020 8690 2682 

  •  Parish Safeguarding Officer, Sonia Stuart: 

  • Deputy Safeguarding Officers, Monica Smith (Domestic violence), Liz Evens and  Wendy Dean (Vulnerable adults) 


Helplines/websites for further support 

Child protection and child abuse 


Elder abuse 

  • Action on Elder Abuse: 0808 808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm). 


Domestic abuse 





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