We are committed to ensuring that St James the Less is a safe place for all.

The Parochial Church Council of St James the Less has adopted the House of Bishops’ Promoting a Safer Church Safeguarding Policy Statement.

Our Parish Safeguarding Representative is Revd Ruth Cartwright. She can be contacted at church or by phone 01702 426998 or by e-mail ruth@cartmann.eclipse.co.uk.

St James the Less is part of the Diocese of Chelmsford. For further information about Safeguarding in the Diocese of Chelmsford click here.

For information about the Diocesan Safeguarding Team and Safeguarding contacts in the Diocese of Chelmsford click here. This page includes contact details for Safeguarding organisations and charities.

If you would like to report or discuss your concerns about a vulnerable child or young person, contact Essex County Council Children’s Social Care
Tel: 0345 6037627 (Mon- Fri, 9am-5pm)
Tel: 0345 6061212 (Emergency Duty Team – Out of hours)
Email: escb@essex.gov.uk or emergency.dutyteamoutofhours@essex.gov.uk

If you are concerned about a vulnerable adult, contact Essex County Council Adult Social Care
Tel: 0345 6037630 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
Tel: 0345 6061212 (Emergency Duty Team – Out of hours)
Email: socialcaredirect@essex.gov.uk
Or
esab@essex.gov.uk

If you are a child or young person and would like to talk to someone in confidence, contact Childline on 0800 1111

If you would like help and/or advice or wish to speak to someone anonymously about concerns for a particular child or young person, contact the NSPCC Helpline on 0800 800 5000

If you would like advice about abuse of a vulnerable adult, contact the Action on Elder Abuse Helpline on 0800 808 8141

If you believe that somebody is in immediate risk of danger or harm, you should call 999 and ask for the police.