Safeguarding

At St Mark’s Church we want to make sure that everyone is safe to enjoy their time with us. This page is designed so that everyone can easily find the essential information that they need.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please do not hesitate to call the police on 999.

The St Mark’s Church Safeguarding Policy can be found here.

The PCC formally adopted the House of Bishops’ ‘Promoting a Safer Church; Safeguarding Policy Statement’ at the PCC on 8th April 2019.  A copy of the statement can be found here.

Basic (C0) and Foundation (C1) Safeguarding Training Courses can be found here.

If you have a safeguarding concern, you can contact the following people:

Parish Safeguarding Officer
Sophie Baker safeguarding@stmarkssoton.co.uk

Priest-in-Charge
Rev’d Kathy Hicken kathy.stmarks@icloud.com

Our Churchwardens
Annie Clewlow annie@stmarkssotton.co.uk
Paul O’Neill paul@stmarkssoton.co.uk

Diocesan Safeguarding Manager
Jackie Rowlands safeguarding@winchester.anglican.org
01962 737317 | 07921 865374

Additional contacts that may be useful:

Southampton Local Authority Social Services
For children: 023 8083 3336 | 023 8023 3344
For adults: 023 8083 3003

Hampshire Local Authority Out of Hours Service
0300 555 1373

National Helplines

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000 | nspcc.org.uk
Childline: 0800 1111 | childline.org.uk
Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900 | stopitnow.org.uk
NAPAC: 0808 801 0331 | napac.org.uk
Samaritans: 116 123 | samaritans.org | jo@samaritans.org
Family Lives: 0808 800 2222 | familylives.org.uk
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 | nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk | womensaid.org.uk
Action on Elder Abuse: 0808 808 8141 | elderabuse.org.uk

www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding