We as a benefice are committed to protect children and vulnerable adults from harm, abuse and neglect, in line with Promoting A Safer Church 2017. We are therefore committed to ensuring all are aware of the issues around safeguarding within the church. We do this through:

  • Training and raising awareness
  • Safer recruitment, including of volunteers
  • Application of safeguarding policies
  • Proportionate and timely response to allegations and concerns

Contacts for safeguarding:

Benefice safeguarding officer:
Lizzy Franks 01920 823420, 01920 822723,

John Chitham 01920 739483, 07495 504433,

Diocese safeguarding officers:
Jeremy Hirst 01727 818107, 07867 350886,
Martyn Hedley 01727 818106, 07391 010033,

Links to:
Safeguarding Policy
Responding well to domestic abuse statement
Best practice guidelines
St Alban’s Diocese Safeguarding pages