The Benefice of Yardley Hastings takes the safeguarding of all of our people very seriously.
We are committed to following the government and Church of England guidelines on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and good working practice, including recruitment of volunteers and paid workers.
Detailed information can be found here: Safeguarding: Church of England Guidelines
Each church in our Benefice has produced a Safeguarding Policy and Procedure document, which can be downloaded below.
Our Benefice Safeguarding Officer is Deborah Rush
If you have any concerns regarding the safety or welfare of a child or vulnerable adult, please speak to Deborah or our Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers. Contact details are as follows:
Benefice Safeguarding Officer:
Tel. 01933 663 918
Peterborough Diocese Safeguarding Contacts:
The Diocesan Office, The Palace, Peterborough PE1 1YB
Assistant Safeguarding Officer
Tel. 01733 887 039
Safeguarding Learning & Development Office
Tel. 01733 887 041
Safeguarding Admin Assistant
Tel. 01733 887 027
Other Useful Contacts:
Childline (for children) 0800 1111
NSPCC 0808 800 5000
Action on Elder Abuse 0808 8088 141
More information and other useful numbers can be found on the Diocese website: