Most of the time at church we are like a big happy family. However even in very happy families, people can have a bad day and even people we know and trust can upset us. We want to help everyone have good days all of the time. We try to make sure that people who have jobs in the church always behave well and in a way that is helpful to you. We never wants anyone or anything in church to frighten you, confuse you or worry you. It is important that you tell us if something is upsetting you or if you are feeling worried about something that's happening or something somebody is doing. We have specially trained people who you can talk to and who you can ask for help. These people are good at safeguarding. This means they look after everyone's safety. Caring for people is a very important part of Christian Life.

The people who can help you are the parish priest or the parish safeguarding officer. You can contact the safeguarding officer Margaret Jarvis on 07368561887 or the parish priest Reverend Richard Holden on 07425 374510. If you wish to speak to somone outside the church, you can contact the diocesan safeguarding team - their contact details are available here:

There is also information there about other places from where you can help or advice.

Local Parish Safeguarding
Safeguarding Officer      07596215262
Parish office                   07425 374510

Lincoln Diocese Safeguarding team
Telephone            01522 504070

Emergency services
Police, Ambulance,         999
Fire & Coastguard           999 or 112
Police Non-emergency   03001 110300
Skegness police               01754762222
Local police                      101

Social care
Children                           01522 782111
Adults                              01522 782155
Carers Team                   01522 782224
Emergency number
out of hours                     01522 782333

Emotional helplines
Samaritans                       116 123
SANEline                           0300 304 7000
CALM                                 0800 525252

Prevention of Young suicide(under 35)
PAPYRUS                         0800 0684141
Text                                  07786209697
The Mix (under 25 support)
                                          0808 8084994

Support for families and carers
Survivors of bereavement by suicide (SoBS)
07580 358419
0300 1115065

YoungMinds parent helpline
0808 8025544

Other useful contact numbers
Childline                          0800 1111
Stop it Now (NSPCC)     0808 800 5000
Lucy Faithfull Foundation                     
                                         0808 1000900
Elder Abuse                    0808 8088141
Domestic violence         0808 2000247
Shelter                            0808 800 4444
Nomad Lincoln (homelessness)
01522 883703