Safeguarding is our responsibility
Safeguarding is a priority here at the United Benefice of St. Mary's, Higham Ferrers, and and St. John's, Chelveston.
We are committed to following government and Church of England guidelines on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and good working practice, including safer recruitment of volunteers and paid workers.
We work to a formal safeguarding policy and procedure.
Benefice Safeguarding contacts
If you have any concerns regarding the safety or welfare of a child or vulnerable adult you can speak to:
Benefice Safeguarding Officer ─ Brenda Elldred 07816 771702
Vicar ─ Revd. Michelle Dalliston 07961 003352
Diocesan Safeguarding contacts
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser ─ Bev Huff 01733 887040
Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser ─ Samantha Jackson 01733 887041
NSPCC ─ For adults concerned about a child 0808 800 5000
ChildLine ─ For children and young people on 0800 1111
Action on Elder Abuse helpline 0808 808 8141
24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247
NAPAC – Offer support and advice to adult survivors of childhood abuse 0808 801 0331
Stop It Now – preventing child sexual abuse 0808 1000 900
Cruse – bereavement helpline 0808 808 1677
Samaritans Helpline 08457 90 90 90
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