Our Commitment

In our churches, and as part of the Diocese of Worcester, we are committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults to worship and grow in Christ safely. We take this commitment very seriously and believe that making our churches safe for all is everyone’s responsibility. To enable this to happen we follow the House of Bishops Guidance and Policies, and have our own policies in place.

If you or someone you know feels unsafe, you first priority should be to call the police.

For none urgent matters, you can also let the local police know by calling: 101

If you are a child, Childline has a phone number to call:  0800 1111

For information on how we respond to raised concerns, please see our Group policy 

Important Contacts

St Andrew's Safeguarding Officer - Margaret Morris
St Peter's Safeguarding Officer - Zoe Robbins
St John's Safeguarding Officer - Sue Lloyd-Davies

If you don't feel comfortable contact the above people, please speak to Rev Richard Hackett or you can reach out to the Worcester Diocese team. 

Worcester Diocese
Safeguarding Adviser for the Diocese of Worcester: Mrs Hilary Higton - 07495 060869
Assistant: Mrs Delia Stokes 07376 374380

Other useful contacts:
Priest in Charge- Revd Richard Hackett - 01384 416835
Police 999 in an emergency
Non-urgent police enquiries 101

Support Services:
Worcestershire Adult and Children's Social Care 0845 607 2000 (out of hours 01905 768020)
NSPCC 0808 800 5000
Childline 0800 1111
Stop it Now 0808 1000 900
NAPAC 0808 801 0331
Samaritans 116 123
Family Lives 0808 800 2222
National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247
Action on Elder Abuse 0808 808 8141