How do I report a safeguarding concern or allegation?

Children and adults deserve the best care that the Church can provide.

If a child or adult is in immediate danger of significant or serious harm...
remove yourself from any danger, then immediately call the emergency services on 999.

Otherwise, please report any safeguarding concern or allegation to one or more of the following people:

  • Safeguarding Officer at your local church - see the noticeboard or website for contact details
  • Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser - see your diocesan website for contact details
  • Local social care team - see your local council website for contact details
  • National helplines - see below

Never do nothing.

National helplines

  • 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


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