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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:

Deborah Rush


Tel.       01933 663 918

​Peterborough Diocese Safeguarding Contacts:

The Diocesan Office, The Palace, Peterborough PE1 1YB

Angie Barber

Assistant Safeguarding Officer


Tel.       01733 887 039


Christine Lamb

Safeguarding Learning & Development Office


Tel.       01733 887 041


Sharon Welbourne

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:

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