Safeguarding Contacts

  • If there is an immediate risk of harm to an individual you should dial 999 and report your concern to the police.
  • If you have general safeguarding enquiries, please call 01392 294929 or send us an email.
  • If you wish to speak to a specific worker in the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, please use the individual contact details below.

Diocesan Director of People and Safeguarding

Anthea Carter-Savigear

Tel: 01392 294947

Email Anthea

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Costa Nassaris

Tel: 01392 294969

Mobile: 07809 339501

Email Costa

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

James May

Tel: 01392 345910

Mobile: 07889 542646

Email James

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Rebecca Lane

Tel: 01392 294975

Mobile: 07889 542640

Email Rebecca

Safeguarding Administrator and DBS Coordinator

Ruth Putnam

Tel: 01392 294929

Email Safeguarding Training Enquiries

Email DBS Enquiries

Email Ruth

Making referrals to statutory agencies

If you need to report a serious concern about a child or young person and are unable to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, or are simply happy to make the initial referral to the relevant statutory agency, please do so using the contact details below. However, please notify your Parish Safeguarding Representative and/or the Diocesan Safeguarding Team after contacting any of these agencies.

Concerns About Children

Devon Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH):

0345 155 1071

Plymouth Children’s Services:

01752 308600

Out of hours:

01752 346784

Torbay Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH):

01803 208100

Concerns About Adults

Devon – Care Direct:

0345 155 1007

Plymouth Adult Services:

01752 668000

Out of hours:

01752 346984

Torbay Safeguarding Adults Team:

01803 219700

Domestic Abuse

Devon Domestic Abuse Service:

0345 155 1074

Plymouth Domestic Abuse Service:

01752 252033

Torbay Domestic Abuse Service:

01803 698869

Rape Crisis

Devon & Torbay:

01392 204174


0808 802 9999

Devon & Torbay:

01392 204174

If you need to talk to someone about abuse that may have happened to you, the Church has worked with the NSPCC to set up a confidential helpline: 0800 389 5344.

Children who want to speak to someone about any concerns they have can access online support through the Childline website or can call Childline for free on 0800 11 11

If you are looking for a local support service, Devon & Cornwall’s Victim Care website has a comprehensive directory of organisations and services that can advise, direct or support you.