1. How do I report a safeguarding incident?

So you have used the 4Rs:

  • Recognise something is wrong
  • Respond appropriately
  • Record fact not opinion
  • Refer

But how does one refer a safeguarding incident?

The ‘what to do in the event of a concern’ flowchart below explains how to raise a safeguarding concern. The Diocese of Truro Safeguarding Referral form contains all of the information that you will need for your own safeguarding records AND the information that the diocesan safeguarding team will need to advise and support you. The form should be emailed to safeguardingconcerns@truro.anglican.org and a member of the safeguarding team will be in touch.

If you wish to speak to a member of the safeguarding team please contact Church House 01872 274351 during office hours. If you feel that your concern is urgent and cannot wait until office hours please contact us via the safeguarding mobile 07591 203589.


Parish Safeguarding Handbook
What to do in the event of a safeguarding issue in your church


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Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care in an integral part of our diocese life.