“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” – Psalm 46: 1


The parish of St Andrew, Coulsdon takes the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously.

Our Safeguarding Policies are available via the links below. 

Our Parish Safeguarding Officers are Karen Bowey & Sara-Jane Davidson.  

Our Churchwardens are:

  • Sheila Linney – mobile: 07815 091206
  • Toni Best – mobile: 07767 308375
Other contact numbers to get help with child and adult safeguarding issues are:
  • Croydon Social Services Dept 0208 726 6500
  • 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- 5 pm).

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers contact details:

Link to current edition of A Safe Church.