SAFEGUARDING

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