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Safeguarding Contacts

Jeremy Hirst

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Deals with children, young persons and vulnerable adult issues
01727 818107
07867 350886

Martyn Hedley

Martyn Hedley

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Works alongside the DSA supporting Safeguarding matters across the Diocese, Mon-Wed
01727 818106
07391 010033

Dave Adams

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Officer

01727 818104
07469 351357

Mandy Davies

Mandy Davies

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Works alongside the DSA supporting Safeguarding matters across the Diocese, Wed-Fri
01727 818103
07771 179015

Catherine Boon

Catherine Boon

Safeguarding Administrator

9:15-2:45 Mon-Fri
01727 818103

Lesley Shrosbree

DBS Administrator

01727 818 101

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel

Members: Ms Mary Moroney (Panel Chairperson and Service Manager for Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Partnership and Safeguarding Adults Board), Mr Jeremy Hirst (Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser), Mr David White (Diocesan Secretary), The Rt Rev’d Richard Atkinson (Bishop of Bedford), The Ven Janet Mackenzie (Archdeacon of Hertford), Canon Carol Taylor, Mrs Linda Bulled, Mrs Elaine Rabbitt (St Albans Cathedral Safeguarding Officer), Ms Liz Hanlon (Independent Chair, Hertfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board), Ms Sophie Adams (Strategic Safeguarding Partnership Manager, Central Bedfordshire Children’s Safeguarding Board), DCI Richard Tilling (Bedfordshire Police Public Protection Unit), Ms Andrea Garcia-Sangil (Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO), Hertfordshire County Council) and Ms Emma Mortimer (Team Manager, Family Intervention and Support Service, Luton Borough Council)

Terms of Reference and Constitution (16 July 2018)


ThirtyOne:Eight, our DBS umbrella body, have recently updated their guidance and this can be found on the diocesan website. Their document Recruiters guide E-Bulk system from Basics to Enhanced is extremely useful and gives excellent advice regarding DBS eligibility. Page 30 onwards presents flowcharts for regulated activity for children and adults along with notes and guidance around eligibility for specific roles within church. Please visit our Safeguarding Documents page for their useful documents.

Part of the service offered to the diocese is help with DBS enquiries if they are made from a Lead Recruiter or Recruiter and they can be contacted at: | Tel: 0303 003 11 11 |
PO Box 133, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7UQ | (General enquiries)

Our Thirtyone:eight contact for the Diocese is Matthew Coady

For Clergy and Reader DBS disclosures

Contact Mrs Lesley Shrosbree, DBS Administrator

  • Deals with Clergy and Reader disclosures under the Disclosure & Barring Service
  • Tel: 01727 818101
  • Email Lesley

Helplines and Further Support

CategoryOrganisationSupport Offered
Older PeopleAge UK
0800 678 1602
Age UK's advice line is a free, confidential national phone service for older people, their families, friends, carers and professionals.
Helpline free and open 8am-7pm, 365 days a year.
0800 008 7005
Barnardos protect, support and nurture the UK's most vulnerable children.
AdultsBarnet Council
0208 3595000
Adult Heath & Social Care
ChildrenBarnet Council
0208 3592000
Children's Services
AdultsBedford Borough Council
01234 276222
Adult Heath & Social Care
ChildrenBedford Borough Council
01234 267422
Children's Services
AdultsBuckinghamshire Council
0845 4600001
01296 383962
Adult Heath & Social Care
ChildrenBuckinghamshire Council
0845 4600001
01296 383962
Children's Services
AdultsCambridgeshire County Council
0345 045 5202
Adult Heath & Social Care
ChildrenCambridgeshire County Council
0345 045 5203
Children's Services
AdultsCentral Bedfordshire Council
0300 3008303
Adult Heath & Social Care
ChildrenCentral Bedfordshire Council
0300 3008142
Children's Services
ChildrenCEOP Police
Child Exploitation and Online Protection command.
0800 1111
Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.
Helpline free and open 24 hours.
SafeguardingChurch of England: National Safeguarding Team
Church House, Great Smith Street, Westminster, SW1P 3AZ
AllChurch of England: Survivor Support Services
A list of organisations offering support to survivors, including therapy and counselling resources, helplines and self-help resources, is available to download.
ClergyClergy Counselling Service
Providing a professional and confidential counselling service for all clergy and/or spouses or civil partners within the St Albans Diocese.
0808 808 1677
Talk to a trained bereavement volunteer about how you're feeling.
AdultsHertfordshire County Council
0300 1234042
Adult Heath & Social Care
ChildrenHertfordshire County Council
0300 1234043
Children's Services
Older PeopleHourglass
0808 808 8141
Action on elder abuse.
Helpline free and open Monday to Friday 9-5pm.
AdultsLuton Borough Council
01582 547659
Adult Heath & Social Care
ChildrenLuton Borough Council
01582 547653
Children's Services
Abuse: DomesticMankind
01823 334244
Helping men escape domestic abuse.
Helpline open weekdays 10am to 4pm.
Abuse: SexualMinister and Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors (MACSAS)
08088 01 03 40
MACSAS supports women and men who have been sexually abused, as children or adults, by ministers, clergy or others under the guise of the Church.
Helpline open Saturdays 9.00am-11.30am; Wednesdays 7.00pm-9.30pm.
SlaveryModern Slavery
Details about the government’s work to end modern slavery.
0808 801 0331
Offers support and advice to adult survivors of childhood abuse.
Support line open Mondays to Thursdays 10am-9pm; Fridays 10am-6pm.
Abuse: DomesticNational Domestic Abuse Helpline
0808 2000 247
Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.
Helpline free and open 24 hours.
0808 800 5000
For adults concerned about a child.
Helpline free and open 24 hours.
101 - Non-Emergency
999 - Emergency
RapeRape Crisis England & Wales
0808 802 9999
Provide specialist support and services for victims and survivors of sexual violence.
Helpline open every day from 12-2.30pm and 7-9.30pm.
Abuse: DomesticRestored Relationships
0203 9063 930
Equipping the Church to make a difference and supporting women experiencing domestic abuse.
Abuse: Church-relatedSafe Spaces
0300 303 1056
Support to survivors of church-related abuse whether or not a report has been made.
116 123
Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.
Helpline open 24 hours.
Social CareSocial Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
020 7766 7400
Co-producing, sharing, and supporting the use of the best available knowledge and evidence about what works in social care and social work.
Abuse: Church-relatedSpiritual Abuse
Spiritual abuse recovery resources.
SafeguardingSt Albans Diocese Safeguarding Team
01727 818107
Holywell Lodge, 41 Holywell Hill, St Albans, AL1 1HE
ChildrenStop It Now
0808 1000 900
Preventing child sexual abuse.
Helpline free and open Mondays to Thursdays 9am-9pm; Fridays 9am-5pm.
Abuse: SexualThe Survivors Trust
0808 801 0818
Support, information and advice for survivors, family, friends and others affected by sexual abuse.
Helpline free and open Monday to Wednesday 10-7.30pm; Thursday 10-6pm; Friday 10-2pm.
030 03 003 11 11
Independent Christian charity which helps individuals, organisations, charities, faith and community groups to protect vulnerable people from abuse.
Abuse: DomesticWomens Aid
Supporting women and children survivors of domestic abuse.
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