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Transforming the communities of Essex & East London through Christ’s presence

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 individuals who have criminal convictions, or where other safeguarding risks are identified, to ensure that they, and all members of the church community are safeguarded.
  • 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:


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, Tuesday and Friday)
Tel: 01245 294438
Email:safeguarding@chelmsford.anglican.org

Lynda Saunders - Safeguarding Assistant
Tel: 01245 294490
Email: safeguarding@chelmsford.anglican.org

Greg Potter - Safeguarding Case Worker (from 18/04/2017)
Tel: 01245 294479
Email: gpotter@chelmsford.anglican.org

Danielle Law - Deputy Safeguarding Manager
Tel: 01245 294472
Email: dlaw@chelmsford.anglican.org

Amanda Goh - Safeguarding Manager
Tel: 01245 294457
Email: agoh@chelmsford.anglican.org

Out of Hours
Tel: 01245 294444
 

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

Alcoholics Anonymous - fellowship concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual alcoholics

Tel: 0800 9177650 

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

Crimestoppers - Charity that you can contact anonymously with information about crime

Tel: 0800 555 111

Essex Police - Refuges, Counselling and Support

Tel: To contact your local police in a non emergency situation ring 101. In an emergency ring 999

Kidscape - UK charity committed to keeping children safe from harm or abuse

Tel: 0845 120 5204

MACSAS - Minister & Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors

Tel: 08088 01 03 40

Mankind UK - Charity that offers support, advice and counselling for male victims of sexual abuse, assault, rape or violence

Tel:01823 334244

Metropolitan Police - Victim support and advice

Tel: To contact your local police in a non emergency situation ring 101. In an emergency ring 999.

Mind Charity providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem

Tel: 0300 123 3393

NAPAC  - National Association of People Abused in Childhood. Charity offering support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse

Tel:0808 801 0331

Narcotics Anonymous - NA is a non-profit fellowship for whom drugs had become a major problem

Tel: 0300 999 1212

NHS Direct -  A non-emergency number. Advisers, supported by healthcare professionals, will direct you to the best medical care for you.

Tel: 111

NSPCC - National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Tel: 0808 800 5000

Refuge - Providing a range of services for abused women and children

Tel: 0808 2000 247

Safer Places - An independent charity which provides a comprehensive range of services to adults and children affected by all forms of Domestic Abuse

Tel:03301 025811

Samaritans - Charity you can talk to off the record about whatever’s getting to you. You don't have to be suicidal to call the Samaritans

Tel: 116 123

Shelter - Charity helping people struggling with bad housing or homelessness

Tel: 0808 800 4444

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

 

Barking & Dagenham

Tel:020 8227 2915

Email: intaketeam@lbbd.gov.uk

 

Essex

Tel: 03330131019 or call Social Care Direct Tel: 0345 603 7630

The Ask SAL (Safeguarding Adults Line) is also available Tel: 03452 66 66 63

 

Havering

Tel: 01708 433 550

Email: safeguarding_adults_team@havering.gov.uk

 

Newham - 

Tel:020 3373 0440 

Email: Accessto.AdultsSocialCareTeam@newham.gov.uk

 

Redbridge - 

Tel: 0208 708 7333

Email: adults.alert@redbridge.gov.uk

 

Southend - 

Tel: 01702 215008 or Ask SAL (Safeguarding Adults Line) is also available Tel: 03452 66 66 63

 

Thurrock

Tel: The Ask SAL (Safeguarding Adults Line) is also available Tel: 03452 66 66 63

Email: SafeguardingAdults@thurrock.gov.uk

 

Waltham Forest 

Tel: 020 8496 3497 or 020 8496 3459. Emergency Duty Team, Adult Social Services Tel: 020 8496 3000 (Out of normal office hours)

Email: safeadults@walthamforest.gov.uk


Local Safeguarding Children Boards 

 

Barking & Dagenham

Tel: 0208 227 3811 or 0208 594 8356 (out of hours)
Email: childrenss@lbbd.gov.uk

 

Essex

Tel: 0345 603 7627 (If the child is at immediate risk of significant harm ask for the ‘Priority line’ or for professionals seeking advice and guidance ask for the ‘Consultation Line’)

Email: FOH@essex.gcsx.gov.uk

Out of hours Tel: 0345 606 1212 (5.30pm - 9.00am Monday - Thursday, 4.30pm-9.00am - Friday and Bank holidays) 

Email: Emergency.DutyTeamOutOfHours@essex.gov.uk 

 

Havering

Tel: 01708 433222 Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm)

Out of hours/weekends Tel: 01708 433999

 

Newham

Tel: 020 3373 4600 during office hours (Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5.15pm or Friday 9am to 5.15pm) 020 8430 2000 at any other time.

 

Redbridge

Tel: 020 8708 3885

Email: cpat.referrals@redbridge.gov.uk  

 

Southend

Tel: 01702 215007 (Mon-Thurs: 9am-5.30pm Friday: 9am-4.30pm) or 0845 606 1212 Out of hours

 

Thurrock

Tel: 01375 652802 or 01375 372468 Out of hours

 

Waltham Forest

Tel: 020 8496 2310 Monday to Thursday, 9am-5.15pm and Friday, 9am-5pm or 020 8496 3000 Out of hours


For more information please contact Laura Tyler
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Independent Audit of Safeguarding

An independent audit of safeguarding in the Diocese of Chelmsford was conducted by SCIE in April 2017. This was part of a national programme of audits.

Read the diocesan response to the report.

And the report in full.

Statement given to Heybridge St Andrew and St George and Langford St Giles by the Venerable Elizabeth Snowden, Archdeacon of Chelmsford, on 7 May 2017.

This statement is available to download here.