Safeguarding at St Andrew and St Mark

The parish of St Andew and St Mark, Surbiton, takes the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously.

Our Parish Safeguarding Officers are Charlie Bamford and  Sarah Stokes, they can be contacted on:

Charlie Bamford:    07908815352

Sarah Stokes:     07776403316

Churchwardens can be contacted on: 020 8390 9129

For general enquiries relating to safeguarding, please contact our  Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Pamela Chisholm, or either of our Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, Marie Daly or Louise Vernon (contact details for all three can be found below).

Marie Daly                                                            020 7939 9441                            Mobile 07946 255295
Louise Vernon                                              020 7939 9462                            Mobile 07946 255622

For safeguarding concerns out of office hours, please call                      020 3874 6743.

If you have urgent concerns about the safety of a child or vulnerable adult, please contact the police.

For the current edition of ‘A Safe Church’ please use this link:

If you need information or help with adult and child safeguarding please use these contacts;

Kingston Borough Children’s Service:  if you are worried about a child call between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday  020 8547 5008 or if you need to speak to someone urgently outside of office hours, please call the Duty Social Worker on 020 8770 5000.

Kingston Borough : if you are worried about a vulnerable adult please call the Access and Safeguarding Team during office hours on 020 8547 5005. After 5pm please call 020 8770 500.                                                                          Email:

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)