Help and Safeguarding

All children and adults in our Parish regardless of age, gender, ability or ethnic origin have a right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Our Parish takes its duty to protect everyone extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England’s robust policies, procedures and guidelines.

If you have any concerns about safety and safeguarding, or would like to talk to someone about an issue, here are some useful contacts:

If you, or someone else, is in immediate danger, call 999

Childline Call  0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk
Age UK Call  0800 678 1602 www.ageuk.org.uk
National Domestic Violence Helpline Call  0808 2000 247 www.womensaid.org.uk
Action on Elder Abuse Call  0808 808 8141 www.elderabuse.org.uk
Parenting and Family Support Call  0808 800 2222 www.familylives.org.uk
Police (non-emergency) Call  101 www.police.uk/contact
Local Authority Social Services for Children Call  01905 822 666
Local Authority Social Services for Adults Call  08456 072 000

Church contacts

Our Priest-in-Charge
(and acting Safegarding Officer)
Rev Ted Whittaker 01299 890 100
07791 484 774
Worcester Diocese Safeguarding Team
Safeguarding Information
National Church of England Policies and Procedures

Our commitments

  • Promoting a safe 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 abuse and other affected persons
  • Responding to those that may pose a present risk