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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.

Karen Jackson on 01342 894669 or 07713207397.

Helen McRobert on 01342 893190

Louise Case on 01883 740182.

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

Graham Millar on 07710096103

Trevor Nightingale on 07739100857

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

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