Reporting a Concern
All safeguarding concerns can be reported to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team (DST):
Diocesan and Cathedral Safeguarding Caseworker
Tel: 01749 588905
Diocesan and Cathedral Safeguarding Manager
Tel: 01749 588917
Confidential incident/concern form – Bath and Wells Diocese
What Happens Next
Following your report, the DST will brief Safeguarding Leads within the Cathedral where necessary.
Reporting confidentially—There may be occasions when you do not feel able to provide your personal details with a safeguarding concern. In this instance, you can write to Ben Goodhind, Safeguarding Manager, Diocese of Bath and Wells, Flourish House, Wells BA5 1FD.
The Diocesan Safeguarding Team also has an out of hours service available via thirtyoneeight.org, for any concerns outside of 9.00 a.m.–5.00 p.m. office hours.
The Diocese of Bath & Wells partners with thirtyone:eight in relation to accessing the Safeguarding Helpline during out of hours (which operates 5.00 p.m.–midnight & 7.00 a.m. –9.00 a.m. Monday–Friday; 7.00 a.m. –midnight on Saturday and Sunday), on bank holidays, and other absences.
During the above-mentioned instances, you are advised to contact thirtyone:eight’s Safeguarding Helpline on 0303 003 1111 for emergency safeguarding queries. An Information Sharing Agreement between the two organisations will allow for the DST to receive a copy of the advice thirtyone:eight may offer the caller, so that appropriate follow up and support can be offered to the caller/situation, on the DST’s return to the office.