PictureAbout UsDudley Team Parish takes the importance of safeguarding all people, of all ages and abilities seriously.

A statement from the Bishop of Dudley

“The Diocese of Worcester is therefore committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults to worship and grow in Christ safely

I take that commitment very seriously and believe that making our churches safe for all is everyone’s responsibility. To enable that, our diocesan safeguarding team provides professional advice and training, as well as supporting those who may have suffered abuse.

I commend to you the important policies and procedures detailed here. It is my prayer that they will help to ensure that all can flourish as God’s Kingdom People.”

Safeguarding Officer (St. Edmund’s): Mary McGraghan – 01384 252628

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Mrs Jo Hackett, who can be contacted via the Parish Office – 01384 234361

Safeguarding Adviser for the Diocese of Worcester: Mrs Hilary Higton – 07495 060869

Assistant: Mrs Delia Stokes 07376 374380

Other useful contacts:

Team Rector – Revd Hugh Burton- 01384 865689

Team Vicar– Revd Rachel Newell- 01384 74777

Police 999 in an emergency

Non-urgent police enquiries 101

Dudley Safeguarding Children Partnership – 0300 555 0050

Worcestershire Adult and Children’s Social Care 0845 607 2000 (out of hours 01905 768020)

Childline 0800 1111 

NSPCC 0808 800 5000

National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247

What should you do if you have concerns?

Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

Safeguarding policies


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