Safeguarding at Christ Church


The parish of Christ Church Purley takes the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously.

Christ Church complies with the Church of England and the Diocese of Southwark's A Safer Church Policy regarding the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults.


All children and adults who may be vulnerable (regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual identity) have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse.

Any queries or mail regarding Child Protection, Vulnerable Adults, Disclosure and Barring (DB) forms (CRB previously) should go to

All DBS applications are now completed on line – using a link and personal identity number sent in by email. People must then show the right types of ID from the different routes allowed.


Our policies can be found here Christ Church safeguarding policy and the policy for responding to domestic abuse (Approved at PCC July 2019)


Who should I contact at Christ Church?

Parish Safeguarding officers:

Alison Flexman
Jean Loh
They can be contacted at

Church Wardens:

Bob Benn
Alison Frost

They can be contacted at 


The Diocesan safeguarding team

can be contacted as follows:


Pamela Chisholm Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
020 7939 9423

Mobile 07982 279713 (for urgent matters out of hours)

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, Marie Daly and Louise Vernon
Marie Daly
020 7939 9441
Mobile 07946 255295

Louise Vernon
020 7939 9462
Mobile 07946 255622


Diocesan Safeguarding Team Out of Hours Number  is 0303 003 1111 option 2 


Information about where to get help with adult and child safeguarding issues 


Croydon Single point of contact: 0208 255 2888

Croydon Emergency Social Work Service is for urgent child protection matters that cannot wait until the next working day:
020 8726 6400.


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

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

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
(lines free and 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
(free phone Monday to Friday 9- 5pm).