Safeguarding adults and children at St John's

St John's Walthamstow is committed to high standards in the safeguarding and care of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Our Safeguarding Officer is Lydia Dyer, who can be contacted by emailing

Our Parish Safeguarding Policies can be read by following the links below:

Safeguarding Policies & Statements:

Church of England Promoting a Safer Church; House of Bishops policy statement (2017)

Church of England Protecting All God's Children (safeguarding policy for children and young people, 4th edition, 2010)

Church of England Promoting a Safe Church (safeguarding policy for adults, 2006) 

St John's Church is part of the Diocese of Chelmsford. For further information about Safeguarding in the Diocese of Chelmsford click here.  

For information about the Diocesan Safeguarding Team and Safeguarding contacts in the Diocese of Chelmsford click here. This page includes contact details for Safeguarding organisations and charities. Alternately you can email or call 01245 294438. 

If you’re worried about a child and need advice outside the church, you can contact the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000 or Childline on 0800 1111.

Waltham Forest Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) team can be reached on 020 8496 2310 (out-of-hours: 020 8496 3000). Monday to Thursday 9am to 5.15pm, Friday 9am to 5pm.

If you believe that somebody is in immediate risk of danger or harm
you should call 999 and ask for the police.