We take the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously within the Benefice of Godstone and Blindley Heath. Our Parish Safeguarding Officers can be contacted as below: 

Rev Peter O'Connell on 01883 741945.

Jane Moss on 01342 892502.

Annabelle Askew on 07732 335193.

Louise Case on 01883 740182.

or one of our churchwardens who is not also a safeguarding officer:

Doug Randall on 01883 742751.

Frank Moss on 01342 892502.

Information about where to get help with child and adult safeguarding issues (local authority Children and Adults Services details & key helplines):

  • NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.

  • Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines 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 (lines 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 phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm).


Diocesan Safeguarding Team contact numbers

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, Marie Daly and Louise Vernon

A link to the current edition of A Safe Church