St Pauls Dorking

Safeguarding at St Paul's Church

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Click here to view our Safeguarding Policy.

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 general information. If you have a concern regarding a child you can raise it using the link below.


Safeguarding also includes the protection of vulnerable adults.  If you have a Safeguarding concern regarding an adult you can raise it using the link below.

If you would like more information about what Raising a Concern means click here.



Penelope Arnold : Vulnerable Adults Safguarding Rep -
Alex Cacouris :  Vicar -
Steve Henwood : Children & Youth Minister -

If you feel it is not appropriate or if all of the above team are currently unavailable - contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor: Jackie Broadfoot by email

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

East Surrey Domestic Abuse Service  tel:   01737 771 350 or 07860 039 720
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