1. Safeguarding

Our parish of Chard the Good Shepherd Furnham 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 of Bath & Wells’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor 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 the PSO, David Davies (07966 391103 / [email protected]) or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, Ben Goodhind (01749 588917 / [email protected]).

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