We are committed to ensuring that St Mary the Virgin Church is a safe place for all.
The Parochial Church Council of St Mary the Virgin has adopted the House of Bishops'
Promoting a Safer Church Safeguarding Policy Statement.
Our Parish Safeguarding Representative is Michelle Butcher. She can be contacted at church or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
St Mary the Virgin Church is part of the Diocese of Chelmsford. For further information about Safeguarding in the Diocese of Chelmsford click here.
For information about the Diocesan Safeguarding Team and Safeguarding contacts in the Diocese of Chelmsford click here.
This page includes contact details for Safeguarding organisations and charities.
The Local Safeguarding contact details for Essex County Council
Children’s Services: 0845 603 7634 (out of hours: 0845 606 1212)
Adult Services: 0845 603 7634 (out of hours: 0845 606 1212)
National Helplines Childline: 0800 1111
NSPCC: 0808 500 8000
Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 200 0247
MACSAS (Ministers and clergy sexual abuse survivors): www.macsas.org.uk
Mencap Learning Disability Helpline: 0808 808 1111
VOICE UK (For people with learning disabilities who have experienced crime or abuse): 0808 802 8686
StopItNow! (For anyone who may need help preventing abuse, even in themselves): 0808 100 0900
Women’s Aid (Seeking to end domestic violence against women and girls): 24hr national domestic violence
helpline: 0808 2000 247 www.womensaid.org.uk
Samaritans: 08457 909090