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 a safeguarding enquiry or wish to discuss a safeguarding concern please call 01392 294929 or send us an email. If your call is not answered, please leave a message and one of the team will get back to you. If we assess your concern as urgent, we will endeavour to get back to you on the same day. Emails and voicemails are monitored throughout the day.
  • If you have a DBS enquiry, please email
  • If you have a Safeguarding Training enquiry, please email

Diocesan Director of People and Safeguarding
Anthea Carter-Savigear

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Costa Nassaris

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
James May

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Rebecca Lane

Safeguarding Administrator and DBS Coordinator
Ruth Putnam

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.

Seeking to raise a concern or make a complaint about your experience of the safeguarding provision in the Diocese of Exeter?

If you have a concern about the service being provided by the Diocese of Exeter with regard to Safeguarding, we are open to feedback and would encourage you to phone 01392 294969 or email Costa Nassaris, the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, to discuss your concerns.