What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding means the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture. This means we will promote the welfare of children, young people and adults, work to prevent abuse from occurring, seek to protect those that are at risk of being abused and respond well to those that have been abused. We will take care to identify where a person may present a risk to others, and offer support to them whilst taking steps to mitigate such risks.

The Church of England affirms the ‘Whole Church’ approach to safeguarding. This means all Church bodies, Church Officers and everyone associated with the Church, who comes into contact with children, young people and adults has a role to play.

The Church will take appropriate steps to maintain a safer environment for all and to practice fully and positively Christ’s Ministry towards children, young people and adults; to respond sensitively and compassionately to their needs in order to help keep them safe from harm.

Safeguarding policy

All PCCs within the benefice have adopted the Church of England’s policy “Promoting a Safer Church”. You can download that policy here:  Promoting a Safer Church

Policies, Procedures and Parish Safeguarding Resources can be found on the Diocese of Ely Website.
The Safeguarding pages have been comprehensively updated in the Policy and Guidance section.
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Who to contact

If you have any safeguarding concerns you can speak to:

  • the Parish Safeguarding Officer
    • Barham – Antoinette King – 01480 891596
    • Covington – Anna Lightfoot – 07885 457881
    • Easton – Julia Cox – 01480 896652
    • Kimbolton – Moreblessings Mawema – 07586 928450 or
    • Spaldwick – Elaine Woolward – ‭01480 890795
    • Stow Longa – Jenny Forrester – 07801 070860
    • Tilbrook – Anna Lightfoot – 07885 457881
  • Revd Philip Howson, the Rector (contact details to the right of this page)
  • a range of advisers within Ely Diocese  – for details please click here.