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

Other useful contacts:

URC Safeguarding team – for any other safeguarding queries:
Email address:
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:
Telephone: 0845 644 3298 or 01162 603055

To ensure eligibility for DBS checks:

URC Ministries team – for enquiries relating to criminal records checks for ministers / Assembly Accredited Lay Preachers:
Email address:
Telephone: 0207 916 8634