Safeguarding Contacts

If there is an immediate risk of harm to an individual you should dial 999 and report your concern to the police.

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Charles Pitman 01392 345909
Email Charlie


Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser and DBS Coordinator
Phillip Parker 01392 294969
Email Phill
In addition to safeguarding concerns, please contact Phill for queries concerning Safer Recruitment and the DBS process.

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
James May 01392 345910
Email James


Training Enquiries
Hilary Burrow 01392 294975
Email Hilary

General Enquiries
For general safeguarding enquiries, please use this email address.

If you are unable to reach a member of the Safeguarding Team and wish to report an urgent concern, please contact the Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS) helpline on 0303 003 11 11.

 IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you state clearly that you are calling from the Diocese of Exeter when using this facility. Please also note that this out of hours facility is for calls that are urgent and cannot wait until the next working day. Callers should also be aware that the Diocese has an Information Sharing Agreement in place with CCPAS and that details of calls and advice given will be shared with the Diocesan Safeguarding Team.

If you have serious concerns about an individual’s well-being, you should contact the relevant 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


Please notify your Parish Safeguarding Representative and/or the Diocesan Safeguarding Team after contacting any of these agencies.

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.

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