As the people of the Benefice Christ Church and St Paul’s, within the Diocese of Exeter, we are concerned with the wholeness of each individual within God's purpose for everyone.

We seek to safeguard all members of the church community, of all ages. 

It is the responsibility of each one of us to prevent the neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse of children, young people and vulnerable adults.


If you have any concerns please contact

Christ Church Safeguarding Representative: 

Robert Vincent 079 4647 1066

St Paul’s Safeguarding Representative: Catherine Brookman 07767 491374

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Costa Nassaris 07809 339501                            

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers: 

Rebecca Lane 07543 154774 or James May 07889 542646

You may wish to consult the Exeter Diocesan website

Other key contacts: Childline 0800 1111 

Silver Line (older people) 0800 4 70 80 90

IMMEDIATE RISK OF HARM? If you believe somebody is at immediate risk of harm or that a crime has been committed, dial 999 If you have serious concerns about an individual’s well-being, you should contact the relevant agencies: 

Concerns about children Torbay Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH): 01803 208100 

Please notify your Parish Safeguarding Representative and/or the Diocesan Safeguarding Team after contacting any of these agencies. 

Concerns about adults Torbay Safeguarding Adults Team: 01803 219700 

Domestic Abuse Torbay Domestic Abuse Service: 0800 916 1474

Rape Crisis National: 0808 802 9999 Devon & Torbay: 01392 204174 

Children who want to speak to someone about any concerns they have can call Childline: 0800 1111