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:
- Safeguarding Policy Manual, Practice Guidance and Resources
- Safeguarding Training
- DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Applications and Update Service
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
Tel: 020 8215 3000
Tel: 01708 433550
Tel: 020 33730440
Local Safeguarding Children Boards
Tel: 01245 435167
Tel: 020 8227 3578
Tel: 01708 433222
Tel: 020 3373 4600
Tel: 020 8708 3885
Tel: 020 8496 2762
For more information please contact Natalie Austin
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