Safeguarding

Last updated : 12 July 2021

We take the safety of everyone who comes to our church and any of its activities very seriously. We work to safeguarding guidelines provided by the Church of England, for both vulnerable adults and children.

Church of England safeguarding guidelines →

We have a Parish safeguarding officer, Chrissie Pepler, who works with the Church Wardens and the Parochial Church Council to ensure that our safeguarding policy is implemented and regularly reviewed.

Our Parish safeguarding policy →

The Parish Safeguarding Handbook → A copy can also be viewed in the Parish Office once it opens again.

All paid and volunteer workers are recruited using the Safer Recruitment process, using guidelines provided by the Diocese of Hereford.

Safeguarding awareness training can be provided for all volunteers through the Diocese of Hereford. For further information, please ask Chrissie Pepler, details below.

The contact details for Shropshire County Council are:-

  • Child or Adult Concern – 0345 678 9021 (week day office hours)
  • Emergency Duty Team – 0345 678 9040 (after 5 pm, weekends and Public Holiday)

The contact details for national help organisations are:-

  • NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
  • Child line (helpline for children): 0800 11 11
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
  • Action on Elder Abuse: 0808 808 8141

If you have any further questions please contact Chrissie Pepler, Parish Safeguarding Officer, on 01694 771888 or by email.

Or Mandy McPhee, Diocese of Hereford Safeguarding Officer, on Tel 07875 757396 / 01746 785168 or by email.