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St Stephen's church takes safeguarding seriously and is committed to maintaining a safe environment for all.  Below are copies of our Safeguarding Policy, Safeguarding Policy Statement.  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 Authoriy Social Care Services or the Police, without delay.  At the bottom of this page is a list of contacts from our church and also within the wider community.

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Safeguarding - Who to Contact


Associate Priest - Rev Kate Reynolds

Church Wardens - Barbara Pollard                            01977 620029

                               - Anne Dyer                                     01977 791661

Parish Safeguarding Officer - Moira Hames            01977 620361


Diocesan Safeguarding Team                                    0113 3530257




Police (non-emergency)                                              101


Social Care Direct                                                         0345 8503503        (option 1 for adult concerns, option 2 for children)


Childline                                                                         0800 1111    


NSPCC Helpline                                                            0808 8005000


Samaritans                                                                    116123         


National Domestic Violence Helpline                       0808 2000247

Stop It Now                                                                   0808 1000 900


NAPAC                                                                            0808 801 0331

Family Lives                                                                   0808 800 2222

Action on Elder Abuse                                                 080 8808 8141


The Saviour Trust                                                         01977 600335

For all St Stephen's parish contacts, where there is no telephone number, please contact us via this website by clicking here.

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