In the Hartford Hundred West Group we are all committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults, and we follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies. Essendon now has its own Parish Safeguarding Officer; Safeguarding Officers for the other parishes in the Group will be appointed.
If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm, please contact:
Any member of the St Albans Diocese Safeguarding Team, or
Within the parish of Essendon, the Parish Safeguarding Officer, Belinda Kent-Lemon (01707 272207)
If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.
You can also speak to our Rector Revd Theresa Musiwacho, on 01707 875940 or leave an email via firstname.lastname@example.org
Two very useful links:
More information on the Church of England’s National Safeguarding can be found here: www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding
More information about Safeguarding in the Diocese of St. Albans can be found here: https://www.stalbans.anglican.org/diocese/safeguarding