Safeguarding of all those that are involved with shinepinehurst is really important but especially those that are vulnerable due to age, disability or incapacity.

“Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of male and female in God’s own image and likeness. Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. Among other things this implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm” Diocese of Bristol 2014 

We are constantly developing and improving our Safeguarding Policies in line with guidance received from Bristol Diocese and if there are ever any concerns or concerns about our practice or anyone involved with our work then please get in touch.

If you are worried, or heard anything concerning about a child, young person or adult….

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead(s) are Simon Halls or Becky Lafford. They can be contacted on 01793 339775 or you can also contact the Diocese Safeguarding team 0117 906 0100.

If the situation is urgent i.e. there is an imminent risk of harm: contact the police on 101 or 999 as appropriate or contact the Local Authority Children or Adults safeguarding teams:

Swindon Children’s Safeguarding Team

Monday to Friday 01793 466903
Out of hours/Weekends 01793 436699

Swindon Adult Safeguarding Team

Monday to Friday 01793 463555
Out of hours/Weekends 01793 436699

We are also committed to supporting all those affected by all forms of domestic abuse.

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