Safeguarding in our churches

If a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires medical attention, call the police and/or social services immediately on 999.

Safeguarding is the care and protection given to the vulnerable: this includes children, young people, the elderly and anyone who is vulnerable due to their circumstances or the role they may have when dealing with other people or children.

Our churches aim to provide a place where all people feel welcomed, respected and safe from abuse. We are all working towards creating a safe and non-discriminatory environment by being aware of some of the particular situations that create vulnerability. Everyone in our churches has a responsibility with regard to safeguarding and the protection of children and vulnerable adults

If you need to make contact with the person with safeguarding responsibilities in any of our churches, please use the CONTACT US form on this website, and your enquiry will be dealt with speedily and your enquiry will be passed to the relevant person with complete confidentiality. You may also find your local safeguarding officer by clicking on the above heading SAFEGUARDING IN OUR CHURCHES and using the drop-down menu.

If you cannot reach your local safeguarding officer, please contact:

The Church Administrator: Guy Sheppard

or otherwise the Diocesan Safeguarding Team – and, in the first instance email:

Those in the team are:

Anthea Carter-Savigear, Diocesan Director of People and Safeguarding

01392 294947 /

Costa Nassaris, Interim Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

01392 294969 & 07809 339501 /

James May, Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

01392 345910 & 07889 542646/

Rebecca Lane, Interim Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

01392 294975 & 07889 542640 /

Ruth Putnam, Safeguarding Administrator and DBS Coordinator

01392 294929 /

For any other (non-urgent) safgeguarding enquiries: