Our Parish is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advises our PSO. 

If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm, please contact:
Parish Safeguarding Officer                                    Mrs Jill Rogers      01283 712809
Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor                             Mr Neil Spiring     01543 306147
Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor          Mr Peter Hurd      01543 221105
Out of Hours Safeguarding Team                         0303 003 1111 (Option 2)

If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please dial 999 and your local authority's children or adult social care services. 

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 need to have told the police or 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. 

Telephone: 0300 303 1056 (answerphone available outside of opening times)

Email: [email protected]

LiveChat - via the Safe Spaces website

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