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We take the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously at St Francis Church.

We comply with the Church of England and Diocese of Southwark‘s policies regarding safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults. 

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Mrs Jemimah Barnes 07428 732476

Information about helplines, local authority services and Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers can be found here.


All children and adults who may be vulnerable (regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual identity) have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse

We are committed to promoting and supporting environments which:

  • Are youth-friendly and child-friendly and nurture their positive development

  • Enable all people to be active contributors to the church community

  • Protect all people from actual or potential harm

  • Enable and encourage concerns to be raised and responded to openly and consistent

  • Ensuring the Data Protection Act is followed at all times with respect to all activities

We take measures to ensure parents/carers photographs and video footage is kept for personal use only, with clearly communicated restrictions on social media sharing.

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