We are committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our community.

The Church of England will:

  • Promote a safer environment and culture
  • Safely recruit and support all those with any responsibility related to children and 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


These policy commitments are based on our five foundations:

  • Gospel
  • Human rights and the law
  • Core principles
  • Good safeguarding practice
  • Learning from the past

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please contact Ceri Hibbert on 07867 853671 or at

You can also seek advice from the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, or report the matter to your Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police. If in doubt, please don't hesitate to call the police. 

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Mandy McPhee

07875 757396 |

Herefordshire Council Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub

Children: 01432 260800

Adult: 01432 260715

Emergency Duty Team: 0330 123 9309 (after 5 pm, weekends and Public Holidays)

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

Childline (help line for children): 0800 11 11

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Action on Elder Abuse: 0808 808 8141



You can find out more about Safeguarding in the Church of England here:


And you can read the Parish Safeguarding Handbook here:



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