Safeguarding

Safeguarding: for the protection of children and vulnerable adults

Introduction

Within the South Quantock Benefice, the parish churches of West Monkton, Kingston St Mary, Cheddon Fitzpaine and Broomfield take seriously their responsibility for the safeguarding and follow the safeguarding policies of the Church of England and the Diocese of Bath and Wells.

Policy

Click here for our Benefice Safeguarding Policy based on recommendations laid out in Promoting A Safer Church, the Church of England’s Safeguarding Policy and the Church of England Safeguarding Handbook.

Who to contact

If you wish to report safeguarding concerns or abuse in connection with our churches please feel free to contact one of our Safeguarding Officers:
Mrs Lucy Hay:                                  01823 451204 lucyhay49@icloud.com
Mrs Samm Barge:                            07976 415337  Samm.barge@gmail.com

or in their absence Benefice Rector

The Rev’d Mary Styles:                  01823 451189 revmarye@gmail.com

Diocesan Safeguarding Team:        Glenys Armstrong: 01749 685135

Helen Humphreys: 01749 685103

Concerned about a child or vulnerable adult?

Where there is immediate risk to a child, young person or vulnerable adult you should contact the Police on 999 or 111.

Other Contacts

Local Authority Social Care Service:       0300 123 2224 

out of hours:                                                0300 123 23 27 (children);

01823 368244 (Adults Mental Health).

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline:           0808 800 5000 (24 hours).
Child-line:                                                     0800 1111 (24 hours).

National Domestic Violence Helpline:   0808 2000 247 (24 hours).  

Samaritans Helpline:                                  116 123 (24 hours).

Action on Elder Abuse Helpline:             0808 808 8141  (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm) 

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