We want to ensure that everyone is safe in our church family, and we take this seriously.
Each Parochial Church Council has adopted the Church of England's safeguarding policy, which is reviewed annually; and we have a designated Safeguarding Officer for each parish. If you have any concerns about safeguarding please do contact our safeguarding officers, or contact the Diocese of Gloucester's safeguarding team. Contact details are below -
Ampney Crucis Nerys Meadows
Ampney St Peter & St Mary Jemina Horton
Down Ampney Adrienne Stokes
Driffield & Harnhill Angharad Clark
Poulton Caroline Maxwell
Diocese of Gloucester Safeguarding Team Tel: 01452 835516
Other useful links:
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 Violence 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.
Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 ( free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm).
The CofE National Safeguarding Team: firstname.lastname@example.org