As part of the Church of England and as members of this parish,
we have committed ourselves to care for one another safely.
You can find our current Safeguarding policy by clicking on this link:
You can find the Church of England's national policy by clicking here,
as well as this document on promoting a safer church.
If you have a safeguarding concern you can contact:
Revd Canon Rachel Wood, Vicar of St Mary's
Ruth Rogan, Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor
More information about contacting the Diocese with a concern can be found here.
Further help and support is offered by these external organisations:
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline | 0808 800 5000 (free and open 24 hours).
Phone if you are worried about a child.
Child-line | 0800 1111 (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 (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 and open Monday to Friday, 9-5pm).