Parish Safeguarding Officer

Parish Safeguarding Officers are nominated by the PCC to work alongside them and the incumbent to advise within the Parish on all safeguarding matters. In most cases they will also be the verifier for DBS checks although this role can be taken on separately. 

In the Safeguarding section of this website, you will find:

Those who work with children, young people and/or adults who are vulnerable should have a commitment to: 

  • Treat individuals with respect 

  • Recognise and respect their abilities and potential for development 

  • Working in ways that meet and develop the personal, spiritual, social and pastoral needs 

  • Promote their rights to make their own decisions and choices, unless it is unsafe 

  • Ensure their welfare and safety 

  • The promotion of social justice, social responsibility and respect for others 

  • Confidentiality, never passing on personal information, except to the person you are responsible to, unless there are safeguarding issues of concern which must always be reported to the person named above or to the Police or Social Services in an emergency. 

If you have concerns about a child, young person or an adult who may have been harmed or be at risk of harm, please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers for advice and support: 

  • Hilary Higton, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, 07495060869

  • Delia Stokes Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, 07376374380

  • Claire Arden, Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, 07375078677 

If you have concerns about the immediate safety of someone please don’t delay in ringing the Police on 999 or Children or Adult Services:

  • Worcester Adult and Children’s Social Care – Childrens 01905 822666 Adults 01905 768053 (out of hours 01905 768020) 

  • Dudley Adult and Children’s Social Care -0300 555 0055 (out of hours 0300 555 8574)

  • Sandwell Adult Social Care - Adult 0121 569 2266 (out of hours 0121 569 2355)

  • Sandwell Children’s Social Care – 0121 569 3100

  • West Mercia Police (Worcestershire) - 101

  • West Midlands Police (remainder of the Diocese) - 101

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