Safeguarding at St Mary’s
St Mary’s has adopted the House of Bishop’s ‘Promoting a Safer Church; Safeguarding Policy Statement’.
If you are worried that a child or vulnerable adult may be suffering from any kind of abuse please contact one of the officers below. Other useful contact details are also listed.
Parish Safeguarding Officer: Barbara Hubbard 01298 388416
Diocesan Safeguarding Officer: Carol Butler 07825 167 016 [email protected]
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (Calls are free and lines are open 24 hours.) Phone if you are worried about a child.
Childline: 0800 1111 (Calls are free and lines are open 24 hours). Phone if you are child or young person and are worried about anything.
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (Calls are free and lines are open 24 hours.) Call this number if you are experiencing domestic abuse.
Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (Calls are free and lines are open 24 hours.) Call if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.
Action on Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141. (Calls are free, lines are open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm).
For further information see the safeguarding tab at the bottom of this page.