Church of England Diocese of Exeter Gulworthy

Safeguarding

If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to Judith Blowey, our Safeguarding Officer, by email at [email protected] or by telephone on 01822 832374.

The link to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team’s contact details is – exeter.anglican.org/resources/safeguarding/safeguarding-team/

We understand reporting abuse may be very difficult and distressing to you and it may add to your hurt by our not being able to immediately assist you. Therefore here are the contact details of other agencies that are available to assist either on a 24-hour basis or through specialist helplines and services:

- NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.

- Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.

- National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 ((lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.

- Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.

- Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 ( free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)