The Ashton Parochial Church Council (PCC) fully recognises and accepts the House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policy Statement “Promoting a Safer Church” (2017) and is committed to complying with the current Church of England and Diocesan safeguarding policies and practice guidance. In so doing, the PCC will comply with the secular multi-agency safeguarding procedures relating to children and young people and adults experiencing or at risk of harm, abuse or neglect.
Worried about a child or vulnerable adult?
Please speak to the Parish Safeguarding Representative if you have any concerns for the well-being of a child or adult, or about the behaviour of someone towards a child or adult.
The Parish Safeguarding Representative for Ashton is Richard Lemon - [email protected]
You can also contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team as follows:
Charlie Pitman, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser - 01392 345909 or [email protected]
Stephen Edgeley, Diocesan Safeguarding Officer - 01392 345910 or [email protected]
Phill Parker, Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser - 01392 294969 or [email protected]
For general enquiries - [email protected]
Immediate risk of harm?
If you believe somebody is at immediate risk of harm or that a crime has been committed, dial 999.
If you have serious concerns about an individual’s well-being, you should contact the relevant agencies:
Concerns about children
Devon Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) - 0345 155 1071
Concerns about adults
Devon – Care Direct - 0345 155 1007
Devon Helpline for professionals and individuals - 0345 155 1074
National: 0808 802 9999
Devon & Torbay: 01392 204174
A child who wants to speak to someone about any concerns they have can call Childline on 0800 11 11