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What to do if you are concerned:

EMERGENCY: If you believe a child or adult is in immediate danger of significant or serious harm, contact the emergency services on 999.

NON- EMERGENCY: Contact the Parish Safeguarding Officer or incumbent, in the first instance. They must then contact the DSA. If neither are available, contact the DSA directly. If the concern arises in an activity, discuss with the group/activity leader, who will contact the Parish Safeguarding Officer or incumbent.

Safeguarding Policy

This is Andy Downie our Safeguarding Officer. Andy is happy for you to contact him if you have any safeguarding questions or concerns, his contact details are: 01271 863 872 or

Please click here to read our Safeguarding Policy

‘The Church of England is called to share the good news of God’s salvation through Jesus Christ. The life of our communities and institutions is integral to how we address this task. The good news speaks of welcome for all, with a particular regard for those who are most vulnerable, into a community where the value and dignity of every human being is affirmed and those in positions of responsibility and authority are truly trustworthy. Being faithful to our call to share the gospel therefore compels us to take with the utmost seriousness the challenge of preventing abuse from happening and responding well where it has.’

From ‘Promoting a Safer Church’,

The Church of England ’s Safeguarding Policy Statement

The care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of the whole Church. Everyone who participates in the life of the Church has a roleto play in promoting a Safer Church for all. However there are particular people who oversee the safeguarding at Pip and Jim’s Church, these are:

  • Incumbent:
    • Rev. Peter Churcher – 07803253286 /
  • Wardens:
    • Alan Mason – 07899 661604 /
    • Graeme Trowell – 07857 229498 /
  • Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO)
    • Andy Downie –
  • Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA)
    • Charlie Pitman – 01392 345909 /

If you would like more details please contact us or visit here to view documents related to safeguarding in the diocese.