Safeguarding Policy

Benefice Safeguarding Officer: Vacant

Mr Ben Goodhind, Diocesan Safeguarding Manager , T: 01749 588917 [email protected]

Childline 0800 1111

We follow the Safeguarding Guidelines laid down by the Diocese of Bath and Wells

If you have a matter concerning immediate risk to a Child, Young Person or Vulnerable Adult, you should contact the Police on 999 or 101 or the Local Authority Social Care Service on 0300 123 2224 (out of hours 0300 1232327 (children) 01823 368244 (Adults and Mental Health).

Our Benefice Safeguarding Officer position is currently vacant (January 2023) 

The Diocesan Safeguarding Manager is Ben Goodhind who can be contacted using the details above.

You can also contact the Rector Rev Paul Irving on 01823 771968 or [email protected] 

The following organisations also provide support for those suffering abuse:

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).

Family Lives: (formerly Parentline) 0808 800 2222.

Silverline: 0800 4708090.

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