At the Ascension we take the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults seriously. 

Our parish safeguarding officer (PSO) is Georgina Bolt and she may be contacted on 07833 591050.

Our churchwardens are Terry Fitton and Bridget Knapper and they may be contacted by email here

If you think a child or young person may be in immediate danger, call 999

Lewisham Children and Adult Services can be contact on 020 8314 6660 or out of hours 020 8314 6000.

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). 


Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Kate Singleton

020 7939 9423.  For urgent matters out of hours please call 07982 279713


Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers:

Marie Daly 020 7939 9441 Mobile 07946 255295

Louise Vernon 020 7939 9462 Mobile 07946 255622


The Diocese of Southwark policies and procedures can be found in A Safe Church

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