Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults


Summary of the safeguarding policy of the Incumbent & Parochial Church Council of Plympton St. Mary (PCC):

We try to ensure that this church is an open and welcoming place. At the same time we owe it to those who are vulnerable that we do all that is possible to safeguard them from harm. The Parochial Church Council of the Parish of Plympton St. Mary has adopted the Exeter Diocesan Safeguarding Policy for children, young people and adults 2017.

A link to the policy can be found at the foot of this page.

A link to the document formally adopting the House of Bishops’ Promoting a Safer Church Safeguarding Policy statement can be found at the foot of this page.

Since the publication of the Diocesan manual a revised version of Protecting All God’s Children was published in 2010 and a new policy Responding Well to those who have been Sexually Harmed was published in 2011. Together with two other policies Responding to Sexual Abuse 2006 and Promoting a Safe Church 2006, these four documents form the basis of Diocesan policy. This means that in this parish, all who are employees and volunteers who work directly with children, young persons and vulnerable adults require an enhanced Disclosing & Barring Service Disclosure.

Applications for DBS checks are now undertaken electronically via the Internet and relevant information on the procedure to be adopted is available from the parish safeguarding representative whose details appear below.

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Safeguarding Representative:

Shirley Rogers has been appointed by the PCC as the Safeguarding Representative, combining responsibility for children and young people and vulnerable adults. Any concerns about safeguarding should be directed to Shirley Rogers via email:  [email protected]  or telephone:07903 366929

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

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

The Parish Safeguarding representative for Plympton St Mary’s is Mrs Shirley Rogers who can be contacted by telephone 07903 366929 or email: [email protected] 

The Diocesan Safeguarding Team’s contact details can be found at –

The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Costa Nassaris telephone: 01392 294969/07809 339501 or email: [email protected] 

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

Other support agencies include:

Plymouth Children’s Services 01752 308600 Out of hours 01752 346784
Plymouth Adult Services 01752 668000 Out of hours: 01752 346984
Plymouth Domestic Abuse Service 01752 252033
Rape crisis 0808 802 9999
NSPCC 0800 389 5344
Childline 0800 1111

 A copy of the full safeguarding policy of the Parochial Church Council and the statement of adoption of the House of Bishops’ Safeguarding policy statement may be viewed in the Parish Office which is in the Church Hall in Market Road, Plympton. (Telephone 01752 348525) or click on the links provided above.

diocesan-safeguarding-policy-statement-2017-3_1, DOCX


PCC-Safeguarding-Policy-template-August-2017_-_Signed_201_JvwchjY, PDF


Diocesan-Domestic-Abuse-Policy-Statement-2021, PDF


Promoting_a_Safer_Church_The_House_of_Bishops_Safeguardin_vj5Fflq, PDF