A Safer Church

The Church of England and St Bert’s Church is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within its community.

Read our Safeguarding policy 

Reporting abuse or raising a concern
If someone is in immediate danger or needs urgent medical attention contact the emergency services on 999.
If the situation you are reporting is not an emergency but you are worried about
someone and want to raise a concern or report abuse, please contact our Safeguarding Adviser Christine, who may be contacted at church, by phone on 07957 438949 or by email.

  • Getting support from other organisations
    NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.
  • Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.
  • National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.
  • Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to. Website.
  • Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 0808 808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)
  • National Rape Crisis Helpline: 0808 802 9999 and is open every day from 12-2.30pm and 7-9.30pm.
  • The Survivors Trust: 0808 801 0818 and is open Monday to Wednesday 10-7.30pm, Thursday 10-6pm and Friday 10-2pm. Website.
  • LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 999 5428 Email.
  • Men’s Advice Line: 0808 801 0327 Website.
  • Age UK Advice Line: 0800 678 1602