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’.
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
Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA)
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