House of Bishop's safeguarding policy

Our commitment

  • Promoting a safer environment and culture.
  • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults.
  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation.
  • Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse or other affected persons.
    Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns/allegations of abuse and other affected persons.
  • Responding to those that may pose a present risk.
St Stephens Church Safeguarding Poster 2020 Thumbnail
Safeguarding Poster 2020
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Safeguarding Policy Statement 2020

If you are concerned

The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Church. If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advise from a Safeguarding Advisor or is necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.

Local contacts

Local contacts available to speak to if you have any concerns. If their is immediate risk or danger, please contact the Police on 101.

Mrs Anne Tunney

Safeguarding Officer
01535 653670

Rev'd Dr. Sally Pickering

Vicar at St Stephen's Church

Mrs Ann Phillips

Church Warden
01535 654125

Diocesan Safeguarding Officers

Jenny Leccardi
07872 005189

Narinder Lyon
07872 005309

Local Authority

Social Services
01271 431010


You can also contact the helpline’s below if you need to speak to someone. 


The history of St Stephen’s Church.


Read about our commitment to safeguarding. 

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