Our PCC has formally adopted the House of Bishops’ Promoting a Safer Church; Safeguarding Policy Statement (which can be viewed here). We are committed to the care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in Church activities.

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 Adviser, or if necessary, report the matter to your Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police.

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Mandy McPhee 07875757396 or [email protected]

Useful contact numbers can be found below:

Herefordshire Council Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub

Children – 01432 260800 Adult – 01432 260715 (week day office hours)

Emergency Duty Team – 0330 123 9309 (after 5 pm, weekends and Public Holiday)


0808 800 5000

Child line (help line for children): 0800 11 11

National Domestic Violence

Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Action on Elder Abuse

Helpline: 0808 808 8141