Church of England Diocese of Exeter Lapford

Safeguarding at St. Thomas of Canterbury, Lapford.

If there is an immediate risk of harm to an individual you should dial 999 and report your concern to the police.

If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you you can also call Childline on 0800 11 11

If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with you, children, or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone.  (see below)


Mental Health Support

The [email protected] offers out of hours mental health support to anyone of 16+ in the Devon area. it works from three locations in Barnstaple, Exeter and Torquay. This is walk-in service and there is no need to be referred by a GP or Care Co-ordinator. For full details about the service go to: www.mhm.org.uk/the-mooring-devon-devon


St Thomas's Safeguarding Representative is Prue Lambert.

Her contact details are: [email protected] or phone 07712 433 777


Contact details for the Diocesan Safeguarding Team

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser:                                    Charles Pitman     01392 345909

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser                    Phillip Parker        01392 294969 s

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser                    James May            01392 345910


If you are unable to reach a member of the Safeguarding Team and wish to report an urgent concern, please contact the Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS) helpline on 0303 003 11 11.

Other useful phone numbers are:  

NSPCC                          0808 800 5000

Devon Rape Crisis.     01392 204174


St Thomas's PCC has complied with the duty under section 5 of the Safeguarding and Clergy Measures 2016 (duty to have regard to House of Bishops' guidance on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults).