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Safeguarding at St Paul's Church

Update from Diocese issued Dec 2020:  Are you a survivor or victim of church related abuse? Could you help the Diocese of Guildford to learn from the past and protect the future? 
Click here to view their full letter asking for your help.

The welfare of children, young people and adults is our top priority at St Paul's and we work to a thorough Safeguarding Policy, in line with the Diocese of Guildford and the Church of England. 

We have an experienced team dedicated to the role of maintaining best practice in all areas of safeguarding; which includes safe recruitment of volunteer leaders, regular training and regular reviews of our policies and procedures. All those at St Paul's who serve in leading our many youth and children's groups are subject to enhanced DBS checks.


If you would like to know more, see the Children's & Youth Safeguarding section of our website. This section includes details on policies, practice and what to do if you have concerns about the welfare of a child. 


Safeguarding also includes the protection of vulnerable adults.  If you have a Safeguarding concern regarding an adult you can contact our Head of Safeguarding: or our Head of Pastoral Care, Dawn Lucas by emailing 
Alternatively, you can use our online serious concerns form. (See Below).


For all emergency situations call 999.
The Single Point of Access (SPA)
Children and Adult Services social workers. Direct information, advice and guidance about where and how to find the appropriate support for children and families.
Surrey:                                                          tel: 0300 470 9100            
email: (children)
email: (adult)
Domestic Abuse
Surrey ~ YourSanctuary:                         tel:    01483 776822
24hr National Domestic Abuse Helpline:        0808 2000 247
DeafHope (BSL)                                         text:     07970 350366
Childline                                                         tel:    0800 1111
Samaritans                                                   tel:    116123          email:
Modern Day Slavery Helpline                 tel:    0800 01210700
Mental Health Crisis Helpline
              tel:      0300 456 83 42
Open 5.00pm - 9.00am Monday to Friday
24 hours cover at weekends including Bank Holidays.
SMS texting facility for people who are deaf or hard of hearing: 07717 989024


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