Little Saint Mary’s Church, Cambridge

Safeguarding: promoting a safer church

The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the church.

Our commitments:

  • Promoting a safer environment and culture;
  • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults;
  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation;
  • Caring pastorally for victims and survivors of abuse or other affected persons;
  • Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons;
  • Responding to those who may pose a present risk

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of abuse, is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a safeguarding advisor, or if necessary report the matter to the local authority social care services or the police without delay. Suitable people to contact, advice lines and helpful websites are listed below.

Safeguarding contacts at LSM:

Local safeguarding contacts:

National safeguarding contacts:

  • Childline support and advice for children 0800 1111
  • NSPCC for adults concerned about children 0808 800 5000
  • Stop it Now
    for adults concerned about their own or another's behaviour towards children 0808 1000 900
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline and 
    Voice UK helpline for learning-disabled victims of crime 0808 2000 247
  • Action on Elder Abuse
    working to protect and prevent the abuse of vulnerable older adults 0808 808 8141
  • NAPAC supporting recovery from child abuse 0808 801 0331
  • Samaritans waiting for your call 116 123
  • Family Lives listening, supportive and non-judgemental
  • Police 101 but in an emergency call 999 or 112
    If calling from a mobile or outside the Cambridge area ask to be connected to
    Cambridgeshire Police.

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Safeguarding Officer's Annual Report