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The parish of St John the Evangelist, Redhill takes the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously. Further information can be found by following the links below.

At St John's we are committed to safeguarding children, young people, and vulnerable adults to worship and grow in Christ safely. The Safeguarding Officers are our key link between the parish, diocese, and other agencies concerning safeguarding matters. They have an overview of all church activities involving children, young people, and vulnerable adults and seek to ensure the implementation of a safeguarding policy. 

Ruth Foss Smith

Lead Safeguarding Officer 

Sarah Ashworth

Assistant Safeguarding Officer

Contact our Safeguarding Officers at

Contact our Churchwardens at


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 to talk to someone.

Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (freephone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)


Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser,

Pamela Chisholm

Telephone: 020 7939 9423

Mobile: 07982 279713 (for urgent matters out of hours)

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers,

Marie Daly 020 7939 9441 Mobile 07946 255295

Louise Vernon 020 7939 9462 Mobile 07946 255622


The current edition of the diocesan safeguarding policy "A Safe Church" can be found here:

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