At St Mary's, we are committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). The Diocese of Gloucester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Rosemary Casken 01453 845076

Clergy contacts can be found on our Contact Us page.

Diocesan Safeguarding Officer 01452 835516 (out-of-hours 07944 680320)

The officers' names and photographs and other information can be found at Diocesan Safeguarding Information

Read our Safeguarding Policy (PDF: 97kB)

Concerned about the welfare of a child or young person?

Gloucestershire Children's Help Desk: 01452 426565 (out-of-hours 01452 614194)

NSPCC free 24/7 helpline: 0808 800 5000

Concerned about the welfare of a vulnerable adult?

Adult Social Care Helpdesk: 01452 426868 (Out-of-hours 01452 614914)

Other Useful numbers

Childline 0800 1111

Samaritans 08457 90 9090