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The Safeguarding Policy of Agape is designed to create a safe and nurturing environment for all individuals, such as children, young people, adults and older persons,  involved with our organization. It is a living document that reflects our ongoing commitment to safeguarding and our dedication to promoting the well-being of our community.

Agape's Safeguarding

The Board of Directors of Agape, part of St. Matthew's Church in Southwark, has adopted as its own the regulations of the House of Bishops titled: "Promoting a Safer Church: Safeguarding" as our Policy Statement.

You can find a copy in the parish office

Or through this link.


Our Safeguarding Officer 

Our Safeguarding Officer is:
Mrs Daliana Ruiz
She can be contacted at:


Useful Contacts

  • 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 (freephone Monday to Friday 9- 5pm).


Diocesan Safeguarding Team

Diocesan Website for Safeguarding.


Kate Singleton (Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser)

020 7939 9423   |   Mobile 07982 279713 (for urgent matters out of hours)

Marie Daly (Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser)

20 7939 9441   |   Mobile 07946 255295

Louise Vernon  (Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser)

020 7939 9462   |   Mobile 07946 255622

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