Safeguarding is very important to us all in the benefice and the safety and well being of everyone is essential.
The parish of Cam: St George and the parish of Stinchcombe: St Cyr are committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults.
We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer, (PSO)

Mrs Sara Smout, 01453 542619.  For any safeguarding matters in our churches please do contact Sara.

Please see the buttons at the bottom  of this section to view our current Safeguarding policy documents.

The Diocese of Gloucester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA.
For details of how to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team click here: Gloucester Diocese Safeguarding

  • Call 999  and contact the police if a child or adult is in immediate danger of significant or serious harm
  • Contact your local authority Children or Adults Services their details are on their website CLICK:Stroud District Council -safeguarding people
    an extract from that  website  with local contact numbers and other useful national helplines numbers are also given below

Local Information from the Stroud District Council Safeguarding website

Safeguarding Children - Contact someone
Worried? suffering? at risk? If you are worried that a child may be suffering or at risk or significant harm, what can you do about it?
Call the Children's Help Desk on 01452 426565  or advice is available at
Early help for children, young people and families 
Are you a parent, carer,young person or professional? Do you have concerns and would like further information?
Guidance on a whole range of issues including food fads, self harm, bullying and safety is available at:

Safeguarding Adults
Contact someone If you suspect someone is being neglected, harmed or suffering domestic abuse.
Do something about it call 01452 426868 or further help and advice is available from: 

Reporting a poor standard of care Are you unhappy with your care or do you know someone who is not being cared for properly?
Report it by calling the Adult help desk on 01452 426868 or report it online

The Information shown above was extracted from the Stroud District website on 13 December 2022
(check the site if the details shown do not work they might have changed since).

  • National Helplines

NSPCC 0808 800 5000
Childline 0800 1111
Stop it Now 0808 1000 900
NAPAC 0808 801 0331
Samaritans 116 123
Family Lives 0808 800 2222
National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247
Action on Elder Abuse 0808 808 814

St George Safeguarding PolicySt Cyr Safeguarding PolicyHouse of Bishops Safeguarding guidance


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