The PCC of St Peter’s Church, Withington, fully adopts the House of Bishops’ “Promoting a Safer Church: Safeguarding Policy Statement”.

Kevin Hewison, Margaret Soutar, Churchwardens.

Ruth Hewison, Benefice Safeguarding Officer. (01432 850074)

May 2021

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]

Please see below for useful contact numbers:

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)

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

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

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Action on Elder Abuse: 0808 808 8141

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