If you need urgent help with child and adult safeguarding issues the following non-Emmanuel contacts may be helpful:

Local authority contacts details:

If you are worried about a child or young person: Croydon children’s social care: 0208 726 6400

If you are worried about an adult safeguarding issue: Croydon adult social care :020 8726 6500

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers contact details:

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser:

Pamela Chisholm pamela.chisholm@southwark.anglican.org 020 7939 9423 Mobile 07982 279713

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers:

  • The out of hours number for urgent calls for the Diocese is: 0203 874 6743

Useful helpline information:

If you’re a child or young person and domestic abuse is happening in your home or relationship.
Tel: 0800 1111

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

Samaritans Helpline 0208 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.

The 24/7 National Domestic Abuse helpline
which offers support to victims and people affected by domestic abuse
Tel: 0808 2000 247

The Respect Phoneline
provides confidential advice and support to help perpetrators stop being violent and abusive, and is free to call
Tel: 0808 8024040

Men’s Advice Line
Confidential helpline for male victims of domestic violence and those supporting them
Tel: 0808 801 0327

Karma Nirvana
supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage www.karmanirvana.org.uk
Tel: 0800 5999 247
Mon to Fri 9am–5pm

Hour Glass
challenging the abuse of older people in all its forms www.wearehourglass.org
Tel: 0808 808 8141

Galop LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline
Tel: 0800 999 5428