The care and protection of children, adolescents and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Church. As such, the parish of Christ Church, Broad Green, takes safeguarding very seriously.

The Church Of England's Safeguarding Commitments

  • Promote a safer environment and culture
  • Safely recruit and support all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults within the Church
  • Respond promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation
  • Care pastorally for:
    • Victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons
    • Those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons
  • Respond to those that may pose a present risk to others

If you are concerned

…that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advise from a Safeguarding advisor or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Serviced or the police without delay.

Local contacts available to speak to

Church and Diocese

Name Esther Onyeanuna Sam Quaye Rev. Les Jesudason Pamela Chistholm
Role Parish Safeguarding Officer Church Warden Vicar Diocesan Safeguarding Officer
Telephone 07985 316755 0208649762  07594 306961

020 7939 9423 (office hours)

020 3874 6743 (out of hours)


Local Authority Social Services

Name Croydon Council Safeguarding
Number for Children:

020 8255 2888 (‘in hours’), 020 8276 6400 (out of hours)

Number for Adults/Urgent needs: 020 8726 6500



Childline: 0800 1111 NAPAC: 0808 801 0331 National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Family Lives: 0808 800 2222 NAPCC: 0808 800 5000 Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900
Mens' Advice line: 0808 8010 327 National Careline: 0800 0699 784 Samaritans: 116 123

More links

Dioease of Southwark Safeguarding policies - A Safe Church

Church of England - Safeguarding


Please use this FORM to inform or report an incident you are concerned about to the Church Safeguarding Officer. If you have immediate concerns about someone’s safety, please contact the police and your local authority Children’s or Adult Social Care Services.

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