Safeguarding and other Policies
is everyone's responsibility: we all need to be aware that this can be an issue
anywhere, and that it may affect anyone: in the towns or the country; rich or
poor; young or old; male or female, whatever one's background and culture.
welfare of any person who feels vulnerable - child or adult - must always be
held paramount, no matter how uncomfortable that may be, because only then can
we create a church that is safer for everyone.
Robert's vision for the Diocese of Exeter is that as a Church, we are Growing
in Prayer, Making new Disciples and Serving the People of Devon with Joy.
Safeguarding underpins each of these aims and is vital to the spiritual
development and fulfilment of the people coming into our churches and all who
we meet and serve in our communities.
you have ANY questions or anxieties about a situation, in the first instance please contact;
Torridge Team Safeguarding Officer, Pat Chappell on 01805 601733
If you cannot reach Pat Chappell please contact:
The Vicarage, Shebbear, Beaworthy, EX21 5RU
Tel: 01409 281424.
The Rectory, Petrockstowe, EX20 3HQ
Tel: 01837 810621.
or the Diocesan Safeguarding Team:
Charlie Pitman, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser -
01392 345909 - Charles.Pitman@exeter.anglican.org
Phill Parker, Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding
Adviser - 01392 294969 - DBS@exeter.anglican.org
For general enquiries -
are here to listen.
will not have to take any responsibilities on your shoulders alone and you will
not have to act - there are others agencies who do this - that is their
is always better to share a concern and to talk it through with someone .
. . . . . who will then make a decision about what is the best thing to
IMMEDIATE RISK OF HARM?
If you believe somebody is at immediate risk of harm or that a
crime has been committed, dial 999.
you have serious concerns about an individual’s well-being, you should contact
the relevant agencies:
Concerns about children
Devon Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH): 0345 155 1071
Concerns about adults
Devon - Care Direct: 0345 155 1007
Domestic Abuse Devon
helpline for professionals and individuals: 0345 155 1074
Rape Crisis National: 0808 802 9999 Devon &
Torbay: 01392 204174
Children who want
to speak to someone about any concerns they have can call Childline: 0800 11 11
Please notify your Parish Safeguarding Representative and/or
the Diocesan Safeguarding Team after contacting any of these agencies.
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