Safeguarding Contact Details

United Benefice of Lyddington and Wanborough, and Bishopstone with Hinton Parva

Safeguarding information

The Benefice is committed to the safeguarding of children and young persons under 18 and adults who may be vulnerable.

If you have a concern that a child, young person or vulnerable adult may be at risk of abuse, please take the following steps:

· In an emergency, call 999 or 101 if not an emergency but you need help fast

· Inform the PSOs with your concern:

o John and Amanda Mathieson: 01793 228 474; [email protected]

· Write down what you know and, importantly, do not discuss with others. Pass this information to the PSOs.

· If either PSO is not available, or advice is needed, please contact any of the following:

o Diocesan Office and ask for the Safeguarding Team 01179060100

o Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, Adam Bond 07512145236

o thirtyone:eight (formerly CCPAS) 03030031111

o Swindon Borough Council Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

§ 01793 466903 (office hours)

§ 01793 436699 (out of hours Emergency Duty Service (EDS))

§ [email protected]

§ Adult safeguarding team 01793 463555

o Childline 0800 1111

· Domestic abuse

o In an emergency, call 999 or 101 if not an emergency but you need help fast

o Swindon Domestic Abuse Support Service on 01793 610610 (24-hour helpline)

The Churchwardens and the Parish Priests covering the current vacancy can also be contacted if you have something to share. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

Not sure whether to report a concern? Please do! It is better to report something that you didn’t need to than to stay quiet about something that turns out to be important.

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