Safeguarding Statement

“The care, and protection of Children, Young people and vulnerable adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of the whole Church.  All who participate in the life of the Church have a role to play in promoting a Safer Church for all”

Taken from Promoting a Safer Church 2017 – the national House of Bishops policy statement on Safeguarding.

Our Parish Safeguarding Representative for St Andrew’s Church, Buckland Monachorum is

Mrs Trish Topham.

If you have concerns about the safety of someone, or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults please contact her on 01822 852163 or by email:

The PCC and members of St Andrew, Buckland Monachorum and Holy Spirit, Milton Combe recognise that they have a responsibility to support, protect and safeguard all, especially children, young people and vulnerable adults.  We are fully committed to providing a safer culture by acting within current legislation, national frameworks and the Diocesan Safeguarding procedures.  We will also, when necessary, work in partnership with the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Social care, Police and other agencies to safeguard children and vulnerable adults.  Staff and volunteers within the Church are recruited in accordance with the Diocesan Safer Recruitment Guidance 2016.  The Church is committed to ensuring they are suitable for the role, are fully DBS checked, where appropriate, and fully supported through training.

Useful Contacts:

  • Charles Pitman, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser : 01392 345909

  • Childline: 0800 11 11

  • Devon Children and Families partnership: the Multi Agency safeguarding Hub (MASH): 0345 155 1071

  • Concerns about Vulnerable Adults: Care Direct: 0845 155 1007

  • Plymouth Multi Agency Hub: 01752 668000 (out of hours: 01752 346984)

  • Plymouth Domestic Abuse Service 01752 252033

  • Rape Crisis: 0808 802 9999:

  • NSPCC: 0800 800 5000


Link to the Diocese of Exeter Safeguarding policy:

Church of the Holy Spirit & St Andrew's Church

Milton Combe & Buckland Monachorum,

Devon, United Kingdom

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