The Safeguarding Team
There are two joint Parish Safeguarding Officers (PSOs) whose responsibilities are to receive referrals and concerns and pass them on to the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor in Bristol if the situation requires further intervention.
The person in receipt of allegations or suspicions of abuse should report concerns as soon as possible to
Mrs. Mary Bosher - Parish Safeguarding Officer tel no: 07798914506
Dr. Mike Bosher - Joint Parish Safeguarding Officer tel no: 07798914506
Referrals may also be made by email to: [email protected] which is a secure and confidential email address. The Parish Safeguarding Officers are nominated by the church leadership to act on their behalf in dealing with the allegation or suspicion of neglect or abuse, including referring the matter on to the statutory authorities.
In the absence of the Parish Safeguarding Officer or, if the suspicions in any way involve either Safeguarding Officer, then the report should be made to The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor on 01179060100 in office hours. If urgent, contact either Social Services or the Police. The DSA would then contact the clergy or Churchwardens as appropriate.
Eyes and Ears; Additionally there are members of South Marston and Stanton churches who have agreed to act as eyes and ears for safeguarding and have a direct referral route to the Parish Safeguarding Officers:
St Leonard’s Stanton Fitzwarren; Mr. and Mrs. C Pope
St Mary Magdalene South Marston; Mrs. M Crichton