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 by following the link below:


Each church in our Benefice has produced a Safeguarding Policy and Procedure document, which can be downloaded here:


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:

Deborah Rush

Tel.       01933 663 918


​Peterborough Diocese Safeguarding Contacts:

The Diocesan Office, The Palace, Peterborough PE1 1YB

​Bev Huff - Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser:

Direct line: 01733 887 040



​Samantha Jackson - Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser:

Direct line: 01733 887 041



​Sharon Welbourne - Safeguarding Assistant: 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: