The Diocese of Worcester is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults to worship and grow in Christ safely. The Parochial Church Councils of Bromsgrove Parish and of Dodford Parish are aware of our duty, and are committed to following the Church of England's House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policies and the relevant statutory legislation and guidance Working together to safeguard children, 2018, and other relevant guidance.

To download our safeguarding policies click here.

If you have a safeguarding concern please contact the appropriate Safeguarding Nominated Officer as follows:

Suzanne Thompson (All Saints and St Godwald's) on 01527 836142 or at
Eleanor Newbold (Christ Church and St Luke's) on 07837 351203 or at
Adrienne Hall (St John's and St Andrew's) on 01527 873939 or at
Dorothy Woodhouse (Holy Trinity and St Mary) on 01527 878121 or at

You may also reach our safeguarding officers via our parish administrator, Heather Evans, on 01527 577759 or at Heather works Monday-Wednesday 11am-2pm but messages may be left at other times.

In an emergency, please contact our Rector, David Ford, on 07973412625 or

Bromsgrove and Dodford parishes are part of the Diocese of Worcester. If you would like to discuss a safeguarding concern with the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisors, please contact:

Hilary Higton, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, on 07495060869
Delia Stokes Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, on 07376374380.

Safeguarding Training Dates

Click the links below to view the Safeguarding Training dates:

C0 can be accessed here: recommended learning for all members of a PCC, and as useful basic knowledge for anyone who does not need to attend face to face training.

Foundation (C1) course: For all lay workers or church workers (paid or voluntary).

Leadership (C3) course: For Clergy, Retired Clergy, Readers & Authorised Lay Ministers.

Safer Recruitment Training for all PSO's and Clergy

Support Numbers and Web Sites

Worcester Adult and Children’s Social Care – Children: 01905 822666     Adults: 01905 768053  
(out of hours 01905 768020) 

Dudley Adult and Children’s Social Care -0300 555 0055 (out of hours 0300 555 8574)

Sandwell Adult Social Care - 0121 569 2266 (out of hours 0121 569 2355)

Sandwell Children’s Social Care – 0121 569 3100

CHILDLINE: 0800 1111

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

FAMILY LIVES: 0808 800 2222

AGE UK: 0800 678 1602

National Centre for Domestic Abuse: 0844 804 4999 

West Mercia Women’s Aid: 0800 980 3331              

West Mercia Police (Worcestershire) - 101

West Midlands Police (remainder of the Diocese) - 101

More information about the Church of England and Safeguarding may also be found here:

David Ford, 25/07/2019