The parish of Cherington is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Gloucester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services. 

Contact our local nominated safeguarding officer for advice:
Name: Derrick Pierce  Email: [email protected]   Tel: 01453 835090

Need to contact the police?
Dial 999 in an emergency or dial 101 for non-emergencies

Concerned about the welfare of a child or young person?
Gloucestershire Children’s Help Desk: 01452 426565
Out-of-hours Emergency Duty Team: 01452 614194
NSPCC free 24/7 helpline: 0808 800 5000

Concerned about the welfare of a vulnerable adult?
Adult Social Care Help Desk: 01452 426868
Out-of-hours Emergency Duty Team: 01452 614194

Diocesan contacts are:
Judith Knight, Head of HR & Safeguarding: [email protected] or 07801 750664
Becca Faal, Diocesan Safeguarding Officer: [email protected] or 01452 835516 / 07944 680320