The parish of Coventry: St John Baptist is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own policies and a Parish Safeguarding Officer. The Diocese of Coventry’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisors.
If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of being abused, or is being abused, or that someone presents a risk to others, please contact someone without delay.
Below are given the people you may contact.
Parish Priest: Fr Dexter Bracey, Tel. 02476 711687, e-mail [email protected]
Parish Safeguarding Officer: Mrs Margaret Oliver, Tel. 02476 411269, e-mail [email protected]
Diocesan Safeguarding Team 02476 521345
Local Authority 02476 832222
ChildLine 0800 1111
NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000
If there is an immediate risk or danger please contact the police on 999
Safe Spaces: a service for victims and survivors of church-related abuse
Safe Spaces is a free and independent support service for anyone who has experienced abuse in relation to the Church of England, the Church in Wales, or the Catholic Church of England and Wales. This could be abuse by someone who holds any role in the church or is linked to participating in a church-led activity or group.
If you have been affected, however long ago, Safe Spaces can provide you with support. You do not have need to have told the police or the church authorities, and you do not have to still be involved with the church. Your information will not be shared without your consent, unless you or someone else is in immediate danger. Safe Spaces can provide a range of help, including advocating with authorities and other agencies, giving emotional support, providing information (including information on church and police procedures), understanding your needs and working together on individual support plans.
Tel: 0300 303 1056 (answerphone available outside of opening times)
Email: [email protected]
LiveChat - via the Safe Spaces website