Safeguarding at St Helen's Church, Berrick Salome

We are committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our community at St Helen's Church, Berrick Salome.

Reporting safeguarding concerns

If you have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger, or requires immediate medical attention, please call emergency services on 999.

If you are concerned that someone is at risk, but not immediate harm, or have any safeguarding concerns then please contact:

Mrs Judith Bennett, email [email protected]

who is providing an initial point of contact while we recruit a new Parish Safeguarding Officer


Father Michael, email [email protected], phone 01865 890392

Additional contacts

Erica Hegg (Safeguarding Casework Officer for Oxford and Dorchester) email: [email protected] Tel: 07341 866832

Local Authority Safeguarding Hub: 0345 050 7666

Specialist services and additional support

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.

Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.

Samaritans Helpline: 08457 90 90 90 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.

Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm).

Safeguarding Policy

A copy of our Safeguarding Policy is attached below.

20240126 St Helen's Church Safeguarding Policy, PDF