Safeguarding concern


If you are concerned for the safety or well-being of a child or vulnerable adult you may wish to contact the relevant authorities. 

If you have an emergency, call the Police on 999.
If it isnt an emergency but you need help fast, call the Police on 101.

If you arent sure what to do, contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team

What to do if you need to report abuse and are hearing impaired. We do not have faciltiies for text communication but can receive emails at safeguarding@bristoldiocese.org

If you need to obtain advice out of hours and it is not a matter that you need to discuss with the police the thirtyone:eight provide a Helpline 0303 003 11 11 (please ensure that you tell them that you are calling from the Diocese of Bristol).

If you are unsure whether you can share information or not please refer to the information sharing flowchart which will help you decide: Information Sharing Flowchart

The Diocesan Safeguarding Team have a facility to send and receive secure emails. If you need to send information securely via email contact Adam Bond at adam.bond@bristoldiocese.org to find out how to do this.

Below is a flowchart that can help guide you through the process of alerting the relevant authorities to your concern. 

A flowchart describing the process for alerting the relevant authorities to allegations of abuse.

 

Local Authority Contact Details for Children

You can use the contact details for each local safeguarding children board area covered by the Diocese of Bristol outlined below or for contact details and further advice use the South West Child Protection Procedures website

www.swcpp.org.uk
On the SWCPP page, click on the relevant logo for each local safeguarding Children Board.

Bristol

First Response: 0117 9036444
Interagency referral form
Threshold Guidance
Emergency Duty Team: 01454 615165 (contact out of hours evenings and weekends)

South Gloucestershire

First Point: 01454 866000.
Interagency referral form
Threshold Guidance
Emergency Duty Team: 01454 615165

Swindon

Family Contact Point: 01793 466 903.
Interagency referral form
Threshold Guidance
Emergency Duty Team: 01793 436699

Wiltshire

Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH): 0300 456 0108
Interagency referral form
Threshold Guidance
Emergency Duty Team: 0845 607 0888 (5.30pm - 9.00am)

Local Authority Contact Details for Adults

Bristol City Council

Phone: 0117 922 2700 or use online report form
Out of Hours – answerphone
Multi Agency Safeguarding Adults March 2015 – Bristol City

South Gloucestershire Council

Tel: 01454 868007
Out of Hours: 01454 615 165
Raising Safeguarding Concerns 2016 – South Gloucestershire

Wiltshire Council

Tel: 0300 456 0111
Out of Hours – 0845 607 0888
Raising Adult Safeguarding concerns – Wiltshire

Swindon Borough Council

Tel – 01793 463555
Out of Hours – 01793 436699
Raising Adult Safeguarding concerns – Swindon