<h3>The Diocese of Chelmsford is committed, as part of the Christian Church living in the spirit of the Gospel, to protect and care for everyone and we aim to be a beacon of best practice in safeguarding. Looking the other way is not an option.</h3><ul><li>Ensuring that its volunteers, clergy, advisers and lay people achieve the standards laid down in the Safeguarding Policies of the Church of England.</li><li>Working with individuals who have criminal convictions, or where other safeguarding risks are identified, to ensure that they, and all members of the church community are safeguarded.</li><li>Holding to account all persons responsible for the safety and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults in the Diocese.</li></ul><h3>If you have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger, or requires immediate medical attention, call the emergency services on 999. Do not delay.</h3><h4>To contact your local police station to report a non-emergency crime please call 101.</h4><div>To speak to the Diocesan Duty Safeguarding Advisor about a new safeguarding concern please call: <strong>01245 29 44 44. Please do not use this number for queries about DBS checks, e-learning, training or safer recruitment issues, instead please click on the relevant below links call and if you are not able to locate the answer to your query, please click on the link to the Safeguarding Contacts below and telephone either the Safeguarding Assistant or Safeguarding Administrator. </strong></div><div>If we cannot answer your call straight away please leave an answerphone message with your phone number so that we can call you back. </div>