Safeguarding

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

Websites

Helplines

  • 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

Our churches are open for private prayer only but our online worship continues

United Benefice of St. Mary and St. John

St. Mary the Virgin Church

Church Walk

Higham Ferrers

Northants

NN10 8DL

St. John the Baptist Church

Caldecott Road

Chelveston cum Caldecott

Northants

NN9 6AT

  • St. Mary the Virgin
  • St. John the Baptist