Rev Mike Norris Rector – contactable on 01483 455333 or email@example.com
Rev Lucy Webb Associate Minister – contactable on 01483 455333 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Annabelle Varley Safeguarding Lead and Director of Children, Youth & Families Ministry – contactable on 01483 445144 or email@example.com
Hilary Carter The Safeguarding Administrator and Children’s Safeguarding Officer – contactable on 01483 557580 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia Evans The Adults Safeguarding Officer – contactable on 01483 557587 or email@example.com
Ian Berry – Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor – contactable on 07544 566 850 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Safeguarding matters will be forwarded to the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Ian Berry (or the police if immediate action is required) and we will follow the advice given.
We adhere to the Guildford Diocese Safeguarding policy and have adopted the Church of England’s House of Bishops’ Promoting a Safer Church Safeguarding Policy Statement, which can be found here.
If you wish to see more detail of the Diocese Safeguarding policies then click here.
We understand that adults sometimes need extra support and we work with many who are vulnerable due to their circumstances, their age or their health. Our Pastoral Assistant team, who all have a full DBS check and have taken the Diocese safeguarding training courses, visit and support many in our congregation for whom a friendly face and home assistance is helpful. We also have listening and mentoring teams for those who need a listening ear or support as they face life’s challenges, and again we ask that they take the Diocese safeguarding course.
Julia Evans is our Adult Safeguarding Officer and she is available to discuss any concerns you may have. Her contact details are above.
If you are concerned that a child or an adult is, or may be, at risk of abuse this should be reported immediately (and certainly within 24 hours) to one of the Church Safeguarding Officers or the clergy listed above.
If it is a non-emergency situation you can report this either in person to one of the Safeguarding Officers or by telephone, and they will then contact the Diocese Safeguarding Officer and ensure that we respond appropriately. We will do everything we can to support the person at risk.
If it is an Emergency situation, and you believe the child or adult is in immediate danger of significant harm, then you should call 999 before reporting it to one of the Safeguarding Officers.
If you wish to speak with someone outside the church the following helplines will be of assistance.
∙ NSPCC for adults concerned about a child – 0808 800 5000
∙ Childline for children and young people – 0800 1111
∙ Action on Elder Abuse helpline – 0808 808 8141
∙ 24-hour National Domestic Violence helpline – 0808 2000 247
∙ NAPAC offer support and advice to adult survivors of childhood abuse – 0808 8010 331
∙ Stop It Now preventing child sexual abuse – 0808 1000 900
∙ Cruse bereavement helpline – 0808 808 1677
∙ Family Lives support and advice on family issues – 0808 800 2222
∙ MACSAS for people who have been abused by church officers – 0808 801 0340
∙ Samaritans for people struggling to cope and needing someone to talk to – 116 123