Contacts

For safeguarding concerns, queries or training information, in the first instance you should contact your Synod Safeguarding Officer.

Mersey / North West
Julie Raffety 
07964 981262  

Yorkshire/Northern 
Matt Knowles
  07761 525592  

East Midlands
Jane Henderson  0757 2291007  

West Midlands  020 7520 2729

Eastern
Nicola Grieves  
07515 721172  

South West
Jan Murphy
  01823 275470 / 07875 454064             

Wessex
Sharon Barr
  77761 78246  

Thames North 
The Revd Derek Lindfield  07803 953483 

Southern
The Revd Roger Jones 
 020 8395 4270 / 07525 410083  

Wales
Judy Harris  079 6795 1727 

Scotland
Ruth Goold  
079 7411 3120 

 

Other useful contacts:

URC Safeguarding team – for any other safeguarding queries:
Email address: safeguarding@urc.org.uk
Direct Line: 0207 520 2729

CCPAS (Churches Child Protection Advisory Service)
24-hour helpline: 0303 003 1111

Due Diligence Checking (DDC) – for enquiries relating to criminal record checks (DBS/PVG) 
Email address: contact@ddc.uk.net
Telephone: 0845 644 3298 or 01162 603055

To ensure eligibility for DBS checks:
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dbs-eligibility-guidance 

URC Ministries team – for enquiries relating to criminal records checks for ministers / Assembly Accredited Lay Preachers:
Email address: ministries.dbs@urc.org.uk
Telephone: 0207 916 8634

Childline
24-hour helpline: 0800 1111

Age UK
8am to 7pm, every day of the year: 0800169 6565

Action on Elder Abuse
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm Helpline: 0800 808 8141

Women’s Aid
24-hour Domestic Violence helpline: 0808 2000 247

Victim Support
24-hour helpline for those affected by crime: 0808 1689 111