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Safeguarding contacts

Bev Huff

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

The Diocesan Office, The Palace, Peterborough PE1 1YB

01733 887040 (direct line)

01733 887027 (Sharon Welbourne, Safeguarding Assistant)



Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser 

The Diocesan Office, The Palace, Peterborough PE1 1YB

01733 887027 (Sharon Welbourne, Safeguarding Assistant)


For routine enquiries about Criminal Record Disclosures contact:

Sharon Welbourne

Safeguarding Assistant

01733 887027

Who to contact if there is a worry about a child or adult


Office hours:

Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm


Out of office:

If a child or adult is in serious danger then phone 999 / 101

In the event of any other safeguarding concern then please contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) for your area

Northants MASH: 01604 626938

Peterborough MASH: Contact Centre: 01733 234724

Rutland MASH: 01572 758407 or 0116 305 0005


If any of these options are taken then please email the details to the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor


Other useful numbers (all are free and confidential):

Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 0808 808 8141 (lines open Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm)

Childline: 0800 1111 (phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything – lines open 24 hours)

Cruse (bereavement helpline): 0800 808 1677 (lines open Mondays and Fridays: 9.30am to 5.00pm (excluding Bank Holidays); Tuesday to Thursday: 9.30am to 8.00pm)

MACSAS: Minister and Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors: 0808 801 0340 (support for those abused by ministers, clergy or others under the guise of the Church – lines open Saturdays: 9.00am to 11.30am; Wednesdays: 7.00pm to 9.30pm)

NAPAC – National Association for People Abused in Childhood: 0808 801 0331 (support for adults abused as children – lines open Monday to Thursday: 10.00am to 9.00pm; Fridays: 10.00am to 6.00pm)

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse – lines open 24 hours)

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (phone if you are worried about a child – lines open 24 hours)

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

Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900 (preventing child sexual abuse – lines open Monday to Thursday: 9.00am to 9.00pm (excluding Bank Holidays); Fridays: 9.00am to 5.00pm)

Survivors Trust: 08088 010 818 (support for men who have experienced sexual assault or rape – lines open Mondays and Wednesdays: 10.00am to 7:30pm; Tuesdays: 10.00am to 12.00 noon and 1:30pm to 7:30pm; Thursdays: 10.00am to 4.00pm and 5.00pm to 7:30pm; Fridays: 10.00am to 2.00pm)


More contact details for Peterborough, Northamptonshire and Rutland