Safeguarding

St Mary’s Greenham  is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of the children and people of all ages in our church community.

The parish Safeguarding Policy can be seen 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 or the Police without delay.

People you can contact:

Liz Jones  – Parish Safeguarding Officer

Tel:  01635 34875
Email:  liz.jones21@sky.com

David McLeod – Vicar

Email:  stmarysgreenham@gmail.com
Tel:  01635 33828

For questions relating to DBS identity checks please contact:

Steve Brautigan – DBS Verifier

Email:  steve.brautigan@gmail.com
Tel:  07899 923480

For urgent and confidential safeguarding matters:
Stuart Nimmo, Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor

Email:  stuart.nimmo@oxford.anglican.org

Tel:  01865 208290

Sophie Harney, Safeguarding Casework Officer

Email:  sophie.harney@oxford.anglican.org

Tel:  01865 208295

If you are concerned about a child’s welfare or worried they are being abused, you can make a referral to:

West Berkshire Council Children and Families Social Care Services

Tel:   01635 503 090

Email:  child@westberks.gov.uk.

Most adults are able to make decisions about how they manage their own lives and will do so without needing help.
However, there are some who may also need support to do this for a variety of reasons.
If you think that you, or someone you know is being abused, there are ways in which you can get help.
Don’t ignore the problem, blame yourself or keep quiet about it – it’s unlikely to go away on its own
Take action straight away if:

– you or the person are in immediate danger of being harmed or you think a crime might have been committed – call the police on the emergency number, 999 or the non-urgent contact number 101 if you are not sure whether the police should be involved.

– there is an immediate risk to your or the person’s health or there is a medical emergency – call 999 and ask for the ambulance service.

Or you can contact West Berkshire Council here