St Mary’s takes its duty to safeguard everyone very seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England’s robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at: http://www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding
If you have any safeguarding concerns, or issues on a safeguarding matter, then you can contact our safeguarding officer by email on email@example.com or by phoning the parish office on 01926 778505 and asking to speak to the parish safeguarding officer.
The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (Sarah Price) can be contacted on:
Phone number: 024 7652 1345
Cathedral and Diocesan Offices
1 Hill Top
The Diocesan Office is open from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday.
There is also an out-of-hours safeguarding helpline on 0303 003 1111
This helpline is operated by an organisation called Thirtyone-eight. They will offer you professional safeguarding advice, and will also forward an email message to our Diocesan Safeguarding Team. One of the team will respond to this message when they are next in the office.
If you are advised by the helpline to immediately contact your local MASH team, their number is: 01926 414144
Our Archdeacon Pastor, Sue Field, can also be contacted out of office hours on 07885 714829
Other helpful links if you need help
If you need to contact the South Warwickshire mental health crisis resolution team, their number is: 01926 406741 (24 hours), and if you have urgent concerns the advice is to contact the emergency services.
Promoting a Safer Church:Safeguarding Policy Statement
The Parish Safeguarding Handbook can be found on the Coventry Diocese website: http://www.dioceseofcoventry.org/images/document_library/UDR02681.pdf