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Synod safeguarding contacts

Where a person is in imminent dancer of harm or a criminal act may have been committed, the police must be notified immediately on 999. Otherwise, you can call 101 to report a crime or any other concerns that do not require and emergency response.

For any other safeguarding concerns, queries or training information, you should contact your Synod Safeguarding Officer for advice and support (details below).

These synods cover Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, and the whole of Yorkshire.

Matt Knowles, telephone: 07761 525 592

These synods cover Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, parts of Cheshire and Derbyshire, Liverpool, Merseyside, Wirral, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Crewe, and the Isle of Man.

Julie Raffety, telephone: 07964 981 262

These synods cover Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northants, Milton Keynes and parts of Cambridgeshire, Staffordshire, Birmingham, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, the Black Country, and Shropshire.

Donna Gordon, telephone: 0121 783 1177 ext: 1009, mobile: 07458 304275

This Synod covers Cambridge, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

Nicola Grieves, telephone: 07515 721 172

This Synod covers Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Wiltshire.

Jan Murphy, telephone: 01823 275 470 / 07875 454 064

This Synod covers Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands, half of Surrey and small parts of Buckinghamshire and Wiltshire.

Sharon Barr, telephone: 07776 178246

These synods cover Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Essex, London, Hertfordshire, Kent, and parts of East Sussex, West Sussex and Surrey.

Belinda Nielsen, telephone: 07716 640 596

Diana Taylor, telephone: 07883 361093

Ruth Goold, telephone: 07974 113 120

For generic or other safeguarding queries, or when you cannot contact your Synod, please use the contact details below:


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