Promoting a safer church: Safeguarding Contacts and Policies

The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Church.

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.


Janet Lang

Janet Lang, St Mary’s Parish Safeguarding Officer

Tel: 07966 945 480


Jeremy Hirst, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Tel: 01727 818 107 /  07867 350 886


Martyn Hedley, Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Tel: 01727 818 106  /  07391 010 033


Local Authority Social Services

Herts County Council ( HCC) Social Services Helplines:
            Child Safeguarding 0300 123 4043
            Adult Safeguarding 0300 123 4042

If there is immediate risk or danger, please contact the police on 999.

Our Commitments

    • Promoting a safer environment and culture
    • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults
    • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation
    • Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse or other affected persons
    • Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns/allegations of abuse and other affected persons
    • Responding to those that may pose a present risk.


NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

Childline: 0800 1111

Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900

NAPAC: 0808 801 0331

Samaritans: 116 123

Family Lives: 0808 800 2222

Safeguarding Policies

Click here to read our:

Policy for Responding to Domestic Abuse

Policy for Safeguarding Children 2022

Policy for Safeguarding Adults when they are Vulnerable 2022

Equality & Diversity Policy

Click here to read our:

Equality & Diversity Policy 2021

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