The Church of England, its archbishops, bishops, clergy and leaders are committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church.  At St Wilfrid’s we take our safeguarding responsibilities seriously.

Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life. If you have concerns about possible abuse (including allegations) please contact:

In the Parish: Mr David Shardlow,  Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator, Tel contact –07505107922

In the Diocese: Donna Bernard- Carlin, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, 01636 817200


Other Contact numbers

Nottinghamshire County Council Children’s & Adult Social Care:

Tel:0300 500 8080

out of hours 0300 456 4546

Nottingham City Council Social Care:

Children: 0115 876 4800 or 0115 876 5600

Adults: 0300 131 0300 

out of hours 0115 876 1000

POLICE:  Non-emergency; Telephone 101

  1. In an emergency, respond immediately.  Call 999 for the emergency services.
  2. Consult the person to whom you are responsible e.g. leader of your group, or the Safeguarding Coordinator, or your incumbent.
  3. Decide together whether to seek advice or to make an immediate referral.
  4. Make a record of what happened, your concerns and your actions.  Sign and date it and pass it on to the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser.


Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Donna Bernard-Carlin

Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell, Nottingham, NG25 0JH. Tel: 01636 871200



St Wilfrid's Safeguarding Policy