Beth Miller   Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Advice and support on safeguarding concerns where you are concerned that a child or vulnerable adult is at risk of harm, or you want to report abuse whether it is currently happening or happened some time ago

Email:  Phone:   07968 034075


Sandra Partington  Safeguarding Learning & Development Officer

Safeguarding training provided by Diocese and general safeguarding training queries.


Phone:  07442 580170


Wendy Hopkins  Safeguarding Support Officer

Parish Safeguarding Dashboard and general queries on safeguarding administration, including Parish Safeguarding Officer meetings and induction.


Phone:  07570 851951


Helen Straughan  DBS and Safeguarding Administrator

General DBS queries and updating contact information on Diocese database


Phone:  01388 660013


As the Safeguarding Adviser is not available 24 hours a day. Here are the contact details of other agencies that are available to assist either on a 24-hour basis or through specialist helplines and services:

  • NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.
  • Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.
  • Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.
  • Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5 pm)
  • NAPAC (The National Association for People Abused in Childhood) 0808 801 0331 (Monday – Thursday 10am – 9pm Friday 10am – 6pm) or email
  • The Survivors Trust: 08088 010818 (free 7 day a week helpline) or email 
Powered by Church Edit