At St Hugh’s we are committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children, young people and adults. This page provides details of people you can get in touch with if you have any questions or concerns about safeguarding in this parish.

Parish Safeguarding Officers

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Michael Aspell. If you have any queries or  concerns, please contact Michael at or Fr Thomas on 020 7367 6706 or


Our churchwardens are Bola Oriaku and Clive Greenwood. They can also be contacted by going through Father Thomas, whose details are above. If you would prefer to contact someone else, please use the diocesan contact details below.

Other helpful contact details

You can also get help with child and adult safeguarding issues using the contact details below:

  • 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).

Southwark Diocesan Safeguarding Team

If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm, contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser on 020 7939 9423 (office hours) or 020 3874 6743 (out of hours). If you have immediate concerns about someone’s safety, please contact the police and your local authority Children’s or Adult Social Care Services.

Further information can be found at

The diocese also produces a safeguarding manual, called A Safe Church. This can be found by using this link:

Our Current Safeguarding Policies

Safeguarding Policy (2023)

Responding to Domestic Abuse (2023)

Safeguarding Training for Members of Church

Members of church should click here to book their free online safeguarding training, or talk to Fr Thomas about free in-person safeguarding training. Safeguarding courses must be renewed every three years.

To find out what training you need to do, see here: