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:

Name - Rachel Chalmers

Role - Parish Safeguarding Officer

Tel - 01905 458101

Email - rachelchalmers42@gmail.com

Name - Rev Julieann Watson

Role - Vicar

Tel - 01905 23785

Email - revjulieann@btinternet.com

Name - Hilary Higton

Role - Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Tel - 07495 060869

Email - hhigton@cofe-worcester.org.uk

Local Authority Social Services Worcester

Children - 01905 822666

Adults - 01905 768053

 

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.

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

IF THERE IS IMMEDIATE RISK OR DANGER

PLEASE CONTACT THE POLICE ON 101

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