The Collegiate Parish Church of St Mary is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. The church, from its unmissable position in the centre of Warwick, welcomes our regular congregation, Sunday School, choirs, visitors and those who just need a place of peace in a busy world. At St Mary's we aim to ensure that everyone who visits the Church, for whatever reason, feels welcome, valued, and safe.
Church of England National Policies and procedures can be found at http://www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding
The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (Carol Clarke) can be contacted on:
Phone number: 024 7652 1345
Cathedral and Diocesan Offices
1 Hill Top
The Diocesan Office is open from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday.
There is also an out-of-hours safeguarding helpline on 0303 003 1111
This helpline is operated by an organisation called Thirtyone-eight. They will offer you professional safeguarding advice, and will also forward an email message to our Diocesan Safeguarding Team. One of the team will respond to this message when they are next in the office.
If you are advised by the helpline to immediately contact your local MASH team, their numbers is: 01926 414144
Our Archdeacon Pastor, Sue Field, can also be contacted out of office hours on 07885 714829
Promoting a Safer Church: Safeguarding Policy Statement
The Parish Safeguarding Handbook can be found on the Coventry Diocese website