We take Safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously in this Benefice. All our leaders have Enhanced DBS clearance and undergo Safeguarding training.

There is a dedicated telephone line for Safeguarding issues. This line is not manned but if you have a concern please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

The Telephone number is:0775 634 2168

Our Safeguarding Links are:

Stanton and Dale Abbey              Chris Holwell

Risley                                               Sonia Jones

Protocols and practice guidance for the Church of England’s Past Cases Review 2, (PCR2) have been published and are on the National Church of England Website. churchofengland.org/ safeguarding/promoting-safer-church/safeguarding-news-statements/past-cases-review-2 Individual survivors who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process in the Diocese or who need to come forward with information or make any disclosures regarding church related abuse are encouraged to make direct contact with  the Safeguarding Team 01332 388678. However, recognising that this may not feel safe for those with experience of abuse from within the church, a dedicated national helpline – 0800 80 20 20 – operated independently from the church, by the NSPCC, was set up in September 2019 and remains available.

Survivors and victims can use the helpline to provide information or to raise concerns regarding abuse within the Church of England context; whether they are reporting issues relating to children, adults or seeking to whistle blow about poor safeguarding practice. Survivors were not invited to contribute to the 2007-2009 PCR and the Church has wanted to ensure a different, trauma informed approach is taken by PCR2.  Listening to survivor voices has helped to shape how this review will be conducted.

Our Safeguarding policy is currently being revised and a link to the new version will appear here as soon as it is available.


Please click the links below for the Derby Diocese Safeguarding information.

Safeguarding in the Parish: A Reference Guide

Diocese of Derby Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practice Guidance

Parish Safeguarding Handbook