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Safeguarding at St Luke's Parkstone

St Luke's Church Parkstone 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.  

If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns please contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Julie Murphy, via the church office on 01202 717268 or or our Priest in Charge, Revd Stuart Cocksedge, on 01202 790987 or

Alternatively please contact the Diocese of Salisbury Safeguarding Team for advice or support. The team is available from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. You can:


Phone: 07500 664800 (Suzy Futcher) (Monday to Thursday inclusive and on call Monday and Tuesday evenings until 9pm)

Phone: 07469 857888 (Jem Carter) (Tuesday to Friday inclusive and on call Wednesday and Thursday evenings until 9pm)

If your query is urgent or out of hours, please contact thirtyone:eight on 0303 0031111. 

If someone is at immediate risk of harm, please call 999 in an emergency. 


Please click here for our Parish Safeguarding Policy

Diocesan Safeguarding Manual

St Luke's Statement on Domestic Abuse



Support Helplines

If you are not safe now, ring 999 and ask for the police.

Domestic Abuse 
National Domestic Violence Helpline - 0808 2000 247 (24 hour)
Rape Crisis - 01202 308855
Non-Emergency Police and Specialist Domestic Abuse Officers - 101
National Victim Support - 0845 30 30 900
Local Domestic Abuse 24 hour helpline - 01202 710777
Women's Aid Domestic Abuse Directory -

Local Child and Young Person Safeguarding 
If you have serious children safeguarding concerns contact BCP MASH on 01202 735046.
Email For out of hours 01202 738256 or

Adult Safeguarding 
If you have concerns about safeguarding or the welfare of a vulnerable adult contact BCP Council Adult Social Care on 01202 123654

Family Information Directory
The Family Information Service help with range of matters relating to family life.

National Helplines
NSPCC for adult concerned about a child - 0808 800 5000
Childline for children and young people-  0800 1111
Action on Elder Abuse helpline - 0808 808 8141
NAPAC for adult survivors of childhood abuse - 0808 801 0331
Stop it Now preventing sexual abuse - 0808 1000 900
Cruse bereavement helpline - 0808 808 1677
Family Lives support on family issues -  0808 800 222
Samaritans - 116 123

Sources of support for victims and families
The Survivors Trust -
Safeline -
SupportLine -
Victim Support -