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The Diocese of Chelmsford is committed, as part of the Christian Church living in the spirit of the Gospel, to protect and care for everyone and we aim to be a beacon of best practice in safeguarding. Looking the other way is not an option.

  • Ensuring that its volunteers, clergy, advisers and lay people achieve the standards laid down in the Safeguarding Policy Manual.
  • Working with ex-offenders to change their way of life, and prevent re-offending.
  • Holding to account all persons responsible for the safety and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults in the Diocese.

Find out more about our Safeguarding practices using the links below:

Do you suspect an incident of abuse?

If you think someone is in immediate danger, phone the police immediately on 999

All Safeguarding concerns should be acted upon immediately. If you are concerned that someone might be at risk or is actually suffering abuse, or would like more information please contact the Safeguarding Team. To contact your local police station please call 101.

Contact the Safeguarding Team

Laura Tyler - Safeguarding Administrator (For general enquiries. Available 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday)
Tel: 01245 294438

Duty Safeguarding Officer (including out of hours)
Tel: 01245 294444

Amanda Goh - Safeguarding Manager
Tel: 01245 294457

Danielle Law - Deputy Safeguarding Manager
Tel: 01245 294472

Address: Safeguarding, Diocesan Office, 53 New Street, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1AT

Links to other Safeguarding organisations and Charities:

Action on Elder Abuse -  UK Charity addressing elder abuse within people's own homes (whether by family, friends or paid staff), within sheltered housing, and within care homes and hospitals.

Tel: 0808 808 8141

CCPAS - The Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service

Tel: 0845 120 45 50

CEOP - Child Exploitation and Online Protection

Tel: 0870 000 3344

ChildLine - Helpline for children

Tel: 0800 1111

Essex Police - Refuges, Counselling and Support

Kidscape - UK charity committed to keeping children safe from harm or abuse

Tel: 0845 120 5204

Metropolitan Police - Victim support and advice

NSPCC - National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Tel: 0808 800 5000

StopItNow! - Help for anyone who wants to prevent abuse-including if you are worried about your own actions

Tel: 0808 100 0900

Women’s Aid - Free phone 24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Tel: 0808 2000 247

Local Safeguarding Adults Boards

Essex Safeguarding Adults Board

Tel: 03330131019

Barking & Dagenham Safeguarding Adults Board

Tel: 020 8215 3000

Havering Safeguarding Adults Board

Tel: 01708 433550

Newham Safeguarding Adults Board

Tel: 020 33730440

Redbridge Safeguarding Adults Board

Waltham Forest Safeguarding Adults Board


Local Safeguarding Children Boards 

Essex Safeguarding Children Board

Tel: 01245 435167

Barking & Dagenham Safeguarding Children Board

Tel: 020 8227 3578

Havering Safeguarding Children Board

Tel: 01708 433222

Newham Safeguarding Children Board

Tel: 020 3373 4600

Redbridge Safeguarding Children Board

Tel: 020 8708 3885

Waltham Forest Safeguarding Children Board

Tel: 020 8496 2762

For more information please contact Natalie Austin
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