The parish of Hope Bowdler is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs, as well as a Benefice Safeguarding Officer. The Diocese of Hereford’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advises our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA.

You can find contact details for the DSA, as well as a description of their role, by clicking here:

If you have immediate concerns about the safety of yourself or someone else, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

Police: 999

NSPCC: 0800 800 5000

Childline: 0800 1111

West Mercia Women's Aid: 0800 783 1359

Public Protection Unit (West Mercia Police): 0300 333 3000

Shropshire Council Children safeguarding concerns: 0345 678 9021

Shropshire Council Adult safeguarding concerns: 0345 678 9044