Safeguarding - Promoting a Safer Church

The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Church. 

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from our Safeguarding Officer Rachel Chalmers or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.

Local Contacts available to speak to are:

Rachel Chalmers

Parish Safeguarding Officer

01905 458101

rachelchalmers42@gmail.com

Rev Julieann Watson

Vicar

01905 23785

revjulieann@btinternet.com

Hilary Higton

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

07495 060869

hhigton@cofe-worcester.org.uk

Local Authority Social Services Worcester

Children - 01905 822666

Adults - 01905 768053

 

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House of Bishops Safeguarding Policy for children, young people and adults.

Our Commitments:

  • Promoting a safer environment and Culture

  • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults

  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation

  • Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse or other affected persons

  • Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns/allegations of abse and other affected persons

  • Responding to those that may pose a present risk.

IF THERE IS IMMEDIATE RISK OR DANGER

PLEASE CONTACT THE POLICE ON 101

Helplines:

Stop It Now - 0808 1000 900

NAPAC - 0808 801 0331

Samaritans - 116 123

Family Lives - 0808 800 2222

National Domestic Violence Helpline - 0808 2000 247

Action On Elder Abuse - 0808 808 8141