St. Martin's Church is committed to the 'Safer Church' Policy of the Church of England.


We are committed to: 

  • The care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with, all children, young people and all adults; 
  • The safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and all adults;
  • The establishing of safe, caring communities which provide a loving environment where victims of abuse can report or disclose abuse and where they can find support and best practice that contributes to the prevention of abuse.

Should you need help, or know of a child, young person or adult you feel may need help and

protection, we will offer help.


Contact any officer of the church and particularly those identified below:


Revd Stephen Robertson, Team Rector Eden, Gelt and Irthington Team Ministry

- Tel: 016977 41304

Mr Austin Pilkington, PCC member, St Martin's Church, Brampton and Safeguarding Officer

- Tel: 07510 437170

Church Wardens: Lilian Hopkins, Mary Thompson, David Young, Frank Peck


Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Charles Proctor Tel: 07458 016884


Our Safeguarding Policy can be found here: Brampton Safeguarding Policy pdf

Our Domestic Abuse Policy can be found here: Brampton Parish statement on Domestic Abuse pdf

The Church of England 'Promoting a Safer Church' Policy can be found here or directly from the CofE website at the following link:


Useful telephone numbers:

  • NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
  • Childline: 0800 1111
  • Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900
  • NAPAC: 0808 801 0331
  • Samaritans: 116 123
  • Family Lives: 0808 800 2222
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
  • Action On Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141
  • ManKind Initiative: 01823 334244 Helping Men Escape Domestic Abuse




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