Our three parishes are committed to keeping everyone in our churches safe and protected, especially our young people and those who might be vulnerable.

As part of the Diocese of St Albans, we have adopted the National Policy ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ and, guided by its foundations, our safeguarding policy is to endeavour to:

  • Promote a safer environment and culture
  • Safely recruit and support all those with responsibility related to children/vulnerable adults within the Church
  • Respond promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation
  • Care pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons
  • Care pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons
  • Respond to those that may pose a present risk to others

Those working in areas where it is necessary to have been checked by the DBS, hold a current and clear check, and are familiar with our good practice guidelines for the work they do. We acknowledge our responsibility for these matters and strive always to do God’s work mindful of current legislation, regulations and guidelines – but always with Christian love.

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social care services or the Police without delay.

Local contacts available to speak to if you have any concerns:

All Saints Church, Tilsworth has a Vacancy for a  Safeguarding Officer:

Reverend Kaushal David 

 St John the Baptist Church, Stanbridge has a designated Safeguarding Officer:

Anneka Amsden

St Giles Church, Totternhoe has a designated Safeguarding Officer:
Bobby Francis 

01525 222351/07971 287299


Jeremy Hirst

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
01727 818107/07867 350886
Dave Adams
Asst Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
07469 351357
Local Authority Social Services
0300 300 8585 in office hours, or 0300 300 8123 out of hours.
NSPCC: 0800 800 5000
Childline: 0800 1111
Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900
NAPAC: 0808 801 0331
Samaritans: 116 123
Family Lives: 0808 800 2222
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Action On Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141
Please see our individual parish church pages for further safeguarding information and policies.