St John the Divine, Merton

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St John the Divine, Merton


Safeguarding information for St John the Divine, High Path

We take the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously at St John's. Our Parish Safeguarding Officers can be contacted at and our Churchwardens can be contacted at

Help with child and adult safeguarding issues can be obtained from the following:
  • 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&ndash5 p.m.).

  • The Diocesan Safeguarding Team can be contacted at the following:
  • Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Kate Singleton (020 7939 9423, Mobile 07982 279713 (for urgent matters out of hours))
  • Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, Marie Daly (020 7939 9441, Mobile 07946 255295) and Louise Vernon (020 7939 9462, Mobile 07946 255622)

  • The latest edition of A Safe Church can be found here.