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Safeguarding Information

Keeping people safe

At St Mary’s we want to do everything we can to keep people safe when they use our buildings or take part in our groups and activities. We are especially mindful about the safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Our policy is to ensure those in a leadership role working with children, young people or vulnerable adults have an up to date Enhanced DBS check.

​For more details, please download and read a copy of our current Safeguarding Policy (pdf).  For all other related documents see 'Safeguarding Documents' below.

Bristol Diocese

For more information about our safeguarding as part of the Diocese of Bristol, please visit the Diocesan website. Or contact:
Adam Bond - Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor
Mobile: 07512145236 (office hours only)
Phone: 0117 906 0100

National helplines 

NSPCC – 0808 800 5000 
Childline – 0800 1111 
Stop it Now (charity dedicated solely to tackling child sexual abuse)  – 0808 1000 900 
NAPAC (supporting recovery from childhood abuse)– 0808 801 0331 
Samaritans – 116 123 
Family Lives (parenting and family support) – 0808 800 2222 
National Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 2000 247 
Action on Elder Abuse – 0808 808 8141 

Questions or concerns?

If you have any concerns or questions about keeping people safe, or would like to report a concern, please contact the St Mary’s Parish Safeguarding Officer (details below) - Marie will always be happy to listen and chat through any questions or concerns. Alternatively, contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (details above)..

Call 999 if a child or adult is in immediate danger of significant or serious harm