Church of England Diocese of Bath & Wells Compton Dando

Local and Diocesan Safeguarding contact information

Reporting abuse and finding support:

If you have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention call the emergency services on 999. Do not delay.

Local Benefice Safeguarding Officer: Michael Stevens 07796146440 email [email protected]

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser - Glenys Armstrong Tel: 01749 685135 email [email protected]

Assistant Safeguarding Adviser - Helen Humphreys Tel: 01749 685103 email [email protected]

If you wish to report any safeguarding concerns directly to the NST please email [email protected] We will ensure that any concerns are referred to the relevant diocese and/or statutory agency, as appropriate.

Finding support

We understand reporting abuse may be very difficult and distressing to you and it may add to your hurt by our not being able to immediately assist you. Therefore here are the contact details of other agencies that are available to assist either on a 24-hour basis or through specialist helplines and services:

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.

Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 ((lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.

Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.

Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 ( free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)

Contact the National Team

Casework enquiries - [email protected]

General safeguarding enquiries - [email protected]