St Mary's Ashwell


At St Mary’s we take safeguarding seriously and are concerned with the wholeness and wellbeing of each individual. We want everyone to feel valued, welcome and safe in our church buildings and at all of our activities.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, so we make sure that we follow a safe recruitment policy.  We support encourage and educate all staff and volunteers working with children and adults to understand the importance of safeguarding in all aspects of their work.

Our safeguarding policy and procedures comply with the House of Bishops 2017 Policy ‘Promoting a Safer Church’.

St Mary’s safeguarding policy statement can be found here.

Our safeguarding officer can be found here .

Please see the Diocese of St Albans website for further information and documentation about safeguarding, which can be accessed here. 

If you have any concerns regarding safeguarding please contact any of the following:

Parish Safeguarding Officer

Jo Adams
01763 241587

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA)

Jeremy Hirst
01727 818107 / 07867 350886

Call 999 if a child or adult is in immediate danger of significant or serious harm

To report a concern about an adult: call Hertfordshire social services on: 0300 123 4042

To report a concern about a child: call Hertfordshire children’s services on: 0300 123 4043


NSPCC – 0808 800 5000

Childline – 0800 1111

Samaritans – 116 123