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Child Protection: Contact

Debbie Johnson: Bishop's Safeguarding Adviser
Debbie's job is to offer advice and support, regarding the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, to those who are working with or for the Church of England in the Diocese of Lincoln - whether they are members of the Clergy, Church Officers or PCC members, Volunteers or paid staff.

Debbie also supports people who make contact with the Church because they have been affected by abuse in their own lives, and can arrange for specialist support and advice where this is necessary.

T: 01522 50 40 81
M: 07712 321 361 
(Please use the mobile number out of office hours)

Edward King House, Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PU

Please Remember...
Never delay making a referral where someone may be experiencing significant harm, even if you cannot get hold of Debbie.

Penny Turner is the Diocesan Safeguarding Officer. Penny's contact details are as follows:
T: 01522 50 40 80

For DBS-related queries and training information, please call 01522 50 40 68.


In an Emergency call 999
If you are worried about the safety of a vulnerable adult or a child you should report the matter immediately to the police, or to the local authority teams who are responsible for safeguarding (contact numbers are given below)

Other useful contact details:
Police can be contacted by dialling 101 wherever you are calling from

North East Lincolnshire Children's Services
Viking House, 51 Church Street, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire DN32 7 DD
Tel: (01472) 325555 or 326292 option 1
Fax: 01472 325403
Safeguarding Adults : 01472 232244 within office hours / 01472 256 256 outside of office hours.

North Lincolnshire
Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN16 1AB 
Adult Social Services: 01724 297979
Children's Services: 01724 296500 
Out of hours emergencies:
General: 01724 276444 
Adult Social Services: 01724 297979 
Children's Services: 01724 296555

Lincolnshire County Council
Orchard House, Orchard Street, Lincoln, LN1 1BA
Children Services
Monday to Friday: 8.45am to 5pm 01522 782111
Adult Social Care
Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm 01522 782155
Fax: 01522 554006
Out of hours(Adults and Children) 01522 782333