St John The Evangelist Church Sidcup


St John the Evangelist PCC operates under the guidelines laid down by the House of Bishops Safeguarding Policy for children, young people and adults. The PCC adopts the policy annually and receives regular updates throughout the year.

The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Church, overseen by the PCC.

Our Commitments:

  • Promoting a safer environment and culture
  • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults
  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation
  • Pastoral care for victims/ survivors of abuse or other affected persons
  • Pastoral care for those who are the subject of concern / allegations of abuse and other affected persons
  • Responding to those that may pose a present risk.

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Service or the Police without delay.

Local contacts:

Parish Safeguarding Officer
Jill Raggett - 07796680022 

Revd. Cathy Knight-Scott -02083000383 

If you or someone you are concerned about is in immediate danger, please call the police on 999. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm, please contact one of our Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers (office hours): 

Greg Barry  Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser


 email: greg.barry

Caroline Smith - Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

 07768 036590 


Anthony Glockling - Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

 07825 315748


Need to call out of hours? Please call Thirtyone:eight on 0303 003 11 11 
who provide our out of hours support. 


NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

Childline: 0800 1111

Stop it Now: 0808 1000 900

NAPAC: 0808 801 0331

Samaritans: 116 123

Family Lives: 0808 800 2222

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Action on Elder Abuse: 0808 808 8141