It is our aim at St. James 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. 

St. James' safeguarding officers are:


Judy Douglas

Tel: 07950 993516 or Email


Stepheney Sulaiman

Tel: 07961 319216 or Email 


The Diocesan Safeguarding Team can also be contacted on 020 7939 9423 or, in an emergency, 07982 279713.

St. James follows the policies and guidelines of the Diocese of Southwark's publication ‘A Safe Church’, which can be accessed HERE.

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St. James follows the national legal and procedural framework for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and Church of England policy and practice. All staff and volunteers undergo an enhanced DBS check and are provided with regular safeguarding training. We will respond promptly to any complaints made, and work in close partnership with police and social care services where children or vulnerable adults have been harmed or are at risk of harm.