Safeguarding

If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact any of our Safeguarding Team, whose contact details are shown above. Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers.

There are now two Diocesan Safeguarding Advisors (DSAs), who work together on a job-share basis to provide safeguarding cover throughout the week. They are Mrs Suzy Futcher, Suzy works 9am-5pm, Monday-Wednesday inclusive. She should be the first point of contact for urgent safeguarding advice from 8am-9pm on Mondays and Tuesdays and from 8am until 1pm on a Wednesdays (via mob 07500 664800), after which she will handover to Jem Carter as below.. 

Jem Carter works 9am-5pm Tuesday-Friday inclusive, although one day a week (predominantly Tuesday) will be spent providing dedicated Safeguarding support to the Cathedral. Jem should be the first point of contact for urgent safeguarding advice from 1pm on Weds through until 5pm on a Friday. He is available on an ‘on call’ basis until 9pm on Wednesday and Thursday evenings – on mobile 07469 857888. 

Service provider ‘thirtyone:eight’ provides cover from 5pm on Friday until 8am the following Monday – Tel 0303 0031111.

You can also contact Childline on 0800 1111 or online at www.childline.org.uk.

Dorchester and the Winterbournes Team Ministry takes its responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk very seriously, and works in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times.

Our Safeguarding Policy and Procedures are attached below.