Safeguarding in The Vale of Pewsey Team of Churches

The Vale of Pewsey Team of Churches takes its responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk very seriously, and works in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times.

Our Team of Churches have adopted the House of Bishops Safeguarding Policy for children, young people and adults

Our Safeguarding Policy document is also below.

Local Contacts:

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please contact: Team Safeguarding Officer for all of the local parishes listed on this website, Mrs. Pauline Dark on 01672 851405.

Pauline covers: Alton Barnes, Beechingstoke, Stanton St. Bernard, Manningford Bruce, North Newnton, Woodborough, Wilcot, Huish with Oare, Wootton Rivers, Easton Royal, Milton Lilbourne, Rushall, Charlton St. Peter, Upavon and Pewsey.

Local clergy are also available to contact via our Contact us page.

Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team for advice or support:

The team is available from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. You can:

  • Email
  • Phone 07500 664800 (Monday to Thursday inclusive and on call Monday and Tuesday evenings until 9pm)
  • Phone 07469 857888 (Tuesday to Friday inclusive and on call Wednesday and Thursday evenings until 9pm)

If your query is urgent or out of hours, please contact thirtyone:eight on 0303 0031111. 

If someone is at immediate risk of harm, please call 999 in an emergency. 

Or Local Authority Social Services: refer to Children and Young People on

Further help:

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and
open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.

Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if
you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free
and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic

Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel
you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.

Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (free phone
Monday to Friday 9-5pm).