Safeguarding in the Benefice of Dawlish with Holcombe and Cofton

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 concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:

The Safeguarding officer at St Gregory's is:

Will Halse
Tel number: 07974 755926


The Safeguarding officer at St George's is Barbara Rains: 01626 776760

The Safeguarding officer at St Mary's is Mrs P A Foster: 01626 891486 or email at

The Diocesan Safeguarding Team’s contact details may be found here or you may contact the Diocesan Safefguarding officer: Costa Nassaris on 01392 294969 or 07809 339501.

Teignbridge Safeguarding Contacts:

If you believe someone might be in immediate danger, call 999.

For concern about adults, call Care Direct on 0345 155 1007.

For concern about children and young people, call the Devon Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0345 155 1071.

Safeguarding Documents:

Parish Safeguarding Policy Statement

Responding to Safeguarding Allegations or Concerns

Safeguarding Action Plan January 2023

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders

Other useful links:

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.

The hub of hope website gives comprehensive lists of local support available to you.

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