The parish of St. James West Streatham takes the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously.

It is our aim to create a safe environment where children and young people are nurtured and protected and where all people, especially those who may be vulnerable for any reason, are able to worship and take part in activities safely.

Our safeguarding policy can be viewed HERE.

If you have information about any situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention please call the emergency services on 999. Do not delay.


St. James' safeguarding officers can be contacted as follows:


Sarah Veal (Children and Youth)

Tel: 07879 424 631 or Email

Rocky Deans (Vulnerable Adults)

Tel: 07886 330 425 or Email 


Church Wardens can be contacted as follows:

Marcia Gordon

Tel: 07884 478 801 or Email

John Talbot

Tel: 07808 790 505 or Email


How to contact Wandworth Council about child and adult safeguarding issues:

If you believe there is an immediate need for a safeguarding response, or want to assess whether a safeguarding referral is appropriate, please call: 

  • Call 020 8871 6622 (9.00am to 5.00pm)

  • Out of hours: 020 8871 6000 

For more information please click HERE.


Other helpful contacts (all free to call):

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.

Child-line: 0800 1111 (open 24 hours). Phone if you are a young person and are worried about anything.

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (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 (open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm).


To contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team please click HERE.


St. James follows the national legal and procedural framework for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, and the policy and practice of Church of England . 

We follow the policies and guidelines of the Diocese of Southwark's ‘A Safe Church’, which can be accessed HERE.

All staff and volunteers at St. James undergo an enhanced DBS check and are provided with safeguarding training.

We will respond promptly to any complaints made, and work in close partnership with authorities where children or vulnerable adults are found to have been harmed or at risk of harm.






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