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People In Church


Safeguarding at St Mary Magdalen

The staff and PCC attach the highest priority to keeping our congregation and everyone who uses our facilities safe from harm.

To achieve this we have adopted a safeguarding policy and guidelines for those in contact with children or vulnerable adults both of which can be viewed below. These documents are reviewed annually.

If you have any concerns about the safety or wellbeing of any child or adult you should contact one of the people listed here, who will be able to give advice on next steps.


However, if you believe a vulnerable person is in immediate danger of significant or serious harm you should contact the police by dialling 999.

St Mary Magdalen Safeguarding Officer:

Lesley Sutcliffe

Tel: 0118 941 4643,


St. Mary Magdalen Vicar:

The Revd Dr Adam Carlill

Tel: 0775 341 1989


Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor:

Richard Woodley

Tel: 07391 868478




West Berks Children’s services:

01635 503090



Reading Children’s services:

0118 937 3641

The following national helplines might also be useful.

NSPCC – 0808 800 5000

Childline – 0800 1111

Stop it Now – 0808 1000 900

NAPAC – 0808 801 0331

Samaritans – 116 123

Family Lives – 0808 800 2222

National Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 2000 247

Action on Elder Abuse – 0808 808 8141



Diocesan safeguarding documents are available at:

Please visit the Diocesan Safeguarding website for more information.

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