The parish of Dunstable is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of St.Albans’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer may be contacted via the Parish Office: firstname.lastname@example.org 01582 477401
If a child, young person or adult is in danger or in immediate need of protection call 999.
The National Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Children operates two 24-hour helplines:
Help for children and young people – Childline 0800 1111
Help for adults concerned about a child 0808 800 5000
Support for anyone affected by domestic abuse:
Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership: https://bedsdv.org.uk
National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247
Online chat: https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/Chat-to-us-online
Other useful links:
Diocese of St Albans safeguarding contacts https://www.stalbans.anglican.org/diocese/who-s-who-in-safeguarding/
Church of England Safeguarding Information https://www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding/promoting-safer-church-safeguarding