We take the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously at St Lawrence Church in the Team Parish of Morden.

Contact Details

Safeguarding Officers: Mary Walsh, Robert Griffin @
District Warden: Jason Armstrong @

Diocesan Officers

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Kate Singleton @ Mobile (for urgent matters out of hours)
Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, Marie Daly and Louise Vernon
Marie Daly @ Mobile
Louise Vernon @ Mobile

Where to get help

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 ( free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm).

Safeguarding Policy

We follow the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy, “A Safe Church”, which can be viewed here [click]