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Welcome to Safeguarding within St Margaret's under the parameters laid down by the Archdiocese of Southwark.

In line with the Catholic Church of England and Wales, the Archdiocese of Southwark is committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church. We recognize that the welfare of children, young people and Adults at Risk is paramount and that they have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse.
The Safeguarding team aims to support and assist all members of our community regarding any safeguarding matter raised. We continue to listen and learn from those that have been harmed by abuse, recognizing that their insight and lived experiences are crucial to building a robust and compassionate safeguarding function.
We thank all who contribute to the work of safeguarding within the Archdiocese today;  Archbishop John, all Clergy and Religious, the Parish Safeguarding Representatives, the Safeguarding Sub-committee who o
versee the safeguarding function and the staff of the Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service and the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission.
"Every human being has a value and dignity which we as Catholics, recognize as coming from God’s creation in his own image and likeness.""
(From  Safeguarding: Archdiocese of Southwark).


Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility


If you have a concern of a safeguarding nature where a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention, please call the emergency services on 999. If you wish to report any safeguarding concerns, past or present, please contact your Parish Safeguarding Representative: Andrea Fernandes (0784 614 0525)

You can also call the archdiocese team on 0207 261 1606 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm), or visit the website on  

Resources and links
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But don't forget to tell HIM

“Reporting abuse"

If you are concerned about the welfare of a child or adult at risk, do not delay in contacting the police, using 999 if a child or adult is believed to be in immediate danger. It is the policy of the Catholic Church in England and Wales to report all allegations of abuse to statutory authorities, regardless of whether the abuse occurred recently or in the past, or whether the accused person is living or deceased. If you are in any role within the Catholic Church in England and Wales, you must refer allegations directly to the safeguarding office for your diocese or religious congregation, or directly to the Police. If you are a member of the public, please refer allegations directly to the police and also to the safeguarding office in your diocese. You can contact the Archdiocese of Southwark Safeguarding Office by telephoning 0207 261 1606 or via email at

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