Safeguarding

At St Mary’s we are committed to safeguarding and to promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all those employed by and volunteering on behalf of the church to share this commitment.

If you have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger, or requires immediate medical attention, call the emergency services on 999. Do not delay.

If you have any questions about safeguarding or would like to report a concern please contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer or one of the other contacts listed below.

Parish Contacts: 
Parish Safeguarding Officer: Sammy Riley.  She can be contacted on: 01480 810718.
Children’s advocate: Marilyn Rolin. She can be contacted on: 01480 811462.
Priest in Charge: Rev Jes Salt.  He can be contacted on 01480 819377.
Churchwarden: David Pickavance.  He can be contacted on 01480 450437.
email:  safeguarding@stmarysbuckden.org.uk

Safeguarding Policies:
We follow the Church of England and Ely Diocese safeguarding policies and procedures.
St Mary’s Safeguarding Statement 2019
Church of England House of Bishops policy – Promoting a Safer Church
https://www.elydiocese.org/safeguarding/

Other useful contacts:
Ely Diocese Safeguarding Duty Phone:  01353 652747
Cambridgeshire Children’s Services: 0345 045 5203 / Out of hours 01733 234724
Cambridgeshire Safeguarding Children Board 0345 045 5202 / Out of hours: 01733 234724
Cambridgeshire Adult Services: 0345 045 5202
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (free and open 24 hours).
Child-line0800 1111 (free and open 24 hours).
National Domestic Violence Helpline0808 2000 247 (free and open 24 hours).
Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours).
Action on Elder Abuse Helpline0808 808 8141 (free ; open Monday to Friday 9-5pm)
National Rape Crisis Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (open every day 12-2.30pm and 7-9.30pm).
The Survivors Trust:0808 801 0818