Safeguarding officers

Our Parish safeguarding officers are:

  • Rodney Ovenden (St Anselm's; lead safeguarding officer)

  • Dave Farrell (St Anselm's)

  • Tekha Kidane (St Anselm's)

  • Paula Philby (St Peter's)

Our church wardens are:

  • Susannah Wiltshire

  • Patricia Knight

Where to get help with child and adult safeguarding issues

  • 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 Advisers contact details

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser:

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers:


Click the links to download:

  • A Safe Church - The Diocese of Southwark's manual of policies, procedures and guidelines for safeguarding children, safeguarding adults who may be vulnerable, and responding to domestic abuse