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.


that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice

from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the police without delay.

If there is immediate risk or danger please contact the police on 999.

Local Contacts available to speak to if you have any concerns:

St Luke's Watford Parish Safeguarding Officer: Mrs Mary Bowen,  01923 246161

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Jeremy Hirst, 01727 818107 / 07867 350886, [email protected]

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Dave Adams, 01727 818104 / 07469 351 357 [email protected]

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser:  Warren Lucas, 01727 818 106 / 07311 310 545 [email protected]

Local Authority Social Services: Hertfordshire County Council 0300 123 4042 (concerns about adults), 0300 123 4043 (concerns about children or young people)

There is also a list of Helplines available on the Small Print Noticeboard, which is in the corridor leading from the Car Park.