Safeguarding of Children

The safeguarding of children is taken very seriously by the church. It is of significant importance and we recognize the contribution we can make to protect and support children. 

The PCC has adopted the safeguarding policy of the Diocese of Leicester. The model policy can be found at

That page also gives details of the diocesan safeguarding officer along with other contact details in the event that you need them. Our aim is to promote children's welfare, safety and health by encouraging an open, honest, caring and supportive environment.

A pocket guide to safeguarding is to be found here

If you are concerned the pocket guide gives further information  and support on who to contact.

Safeguarding - who to contact

If you have concerns about the immediate safety of a vulnerable adult,
you should report the matter immediately to either of the following:

The Police  999

Social Services
  Leicester City (incl. out of hours) - 0116 454 1004
  Leicestershire Children's Service - (incl. out of hours) - 0116 305 0005

NSPCC - 0808 800 5000

If you have concerns but the vulnerable adult is not in immediate
danger, you should contact Vivien Elphick at soon
as possible. They will then contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser.  If
neither priest nor Coordinator are availbale you should contact the Adviser

Rachael Spiers, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser - 0116 261 5341,


The Childline number, for those 18 and under who would like to talk confidentially about a worry,  is 0800 1111







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