The parish of St Mary-in-the-Elms, Woodhouse  is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Leicester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact either of the people listed below or the DSA.
If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services. 

If you have a safeguarding concern, then please contact our parish priest, Revd Lisa Temperley-Barnes ([email protected] 01509 890972) who can put you in touch with our local Safeguarding Co-ordinator, Andres Farnsworth (07958376963)

If you wish to speak to the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, or to someone outside the church, their contact details are available here:

St Mary's Safeguarding Policy can be viewed in the attached file.

SM_Parish_Safeguarding_Policy_2020, PDF