Promoting a Safer Church

The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Church.

Our safeguarding policy can be found here.

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services without delay.

If there is immediate risk or danger, contact the Police on 999.

Stoke Poges Church Safeguarding Adviser is:
Revd Natasha Brady
Phone: 01753 645389

For concerns about a child:
You can call Buckinghamshire County Council’s First Response Team on 01296 383962 (out of hours: 0800 999 7677). They will listen to your concerns and decide on the appropriate course of action.

For concerns about a vulnerable adult:
Telephone Buckinghamshire County Council Care Line on 0800 137 915 during office hours to gain support and advice or if it is out of office hours there is an answerphone or you can ring the Emergency Duty Team on 0800 999 7677.

Further advice and support:

• NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
• Childline: 0800 1111
• Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900
• NAPAC: 0808 801 0331
• Samaritans: 116 123
• Family Lives: 0808 800 2222
• National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
• Action On Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141