Church of England Diocese of Hereford Ludford

Safeguarding

The parish of Ludford 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 (PSO).  The Diocese of Hereford’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advises our PSO.  If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA.  If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

St Giles' Safeguarding Officer is Angela Ayliffe.  She can be contacted via our Get in Touch page.

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, or if necessary report the matter to your local authority's social care services, or to the Police.  

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor: Mandy McPhee 07875 757396 or [email protected] 

Useful contact numbers:

Herefordshire Council Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub:

      Children 01432 260800 (weekday office hours)

      Adult 01432 260715 (weekday office hours)

      Emergency duty team 0330 123 9309 (weekdays after 5pm, weekends and public holidays)

Shropshire County Council:

      Child or adult concern 0345 678 9021 (weekday office hours)

      Emergency duty team 0345 678 9040 (weekdays after 5pm, weekends and public holidays)

Telford & Wrekin Council - Family Connect:

      Child or adult concern 01952 385385 (weekday office hours)

      Emergency duty team 01952 676500 (weekdays after 5pm, weekends and public holidays)

Powys County Council:

      Child or adult concern 01597 827666 (weekday office hours)

      Emergency duty team 08450 544847 (weekdays after 5pm, weekends and public holidays)

Worcestershire County Council:

      Children 01905 822666 (weekday office hours)

      Adult 01905 768053 (weekday office hours)

      Emergency duty team 01905 768020 (weekdays after 5pm, weekends and public holidays)

NSPCC - 0808 800 5000

ChildLine (helpline for children) - 0800 1111

National Domestic Violence Helpline - 0808 2000 247

Action on Elder Abuse - 0808 808 8141