Whether a child, young person or adult has shared a concern with you or you have seen or heard something of concern…
If the situation is urgent i.e. there is an imminent risk of harm: contact the police on 101 or 999 as appropriate or contact the Local Authority Children or Adults safeguarding Teams:
Bristol Children’s Safeguarding Team
Telephone number ‐ Monday to Friday 0117 903 6444
Telephone number ‐ Out of hours/Weekends 01454 615 165.
Bristol Adult Safeguarding Team
Telephone Number ‐ Monday to Friday 0117 922 2700
Telephone number ‐ Out of hours/Weekends 0117 922 2700
St Nicholas Church PSO: Mrs C Broad [email protected]
Once you have sought advice from police or the Local Authority and the situation is made safe, inform the Parish Safeguarding Officer as soon as possible of the concern and actions taken; provide a written record of this. If the concern is about the Parish Safeguarding Officer contact the Incumbent or Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (Adam Bond 0117 906 0100).
If the situation is of concern but is not urgent: Contact the Parish Safeguarding Officer to report the concern and provide a written record (if the concern is about the Parish Safeguarding Officer contact the Incumbent or Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser). They will decide with you whether to discuss with the child, their parents or carers or the adult and any carers and whether a referral to the Local Authority Children or Adults Safeguarding Team is needed or any other action.
Note: Anyone can report a concern directly to police or the Local Authority at anytime.