The Stour Vale Benefice is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk very seriously, and works in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times.

The Diocese of Salisbury’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our Benefice Safeguarding Officers. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

Our Benefice Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded via a link at the bottome of the page.

If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact our Benefice Safeguarding Officer,Jeremy Stanford 07766 071538

Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, Suzy Futcher (Mon – Thurs) 07500 664800 – [email protected] or Jem Carter (Tues – Fri) 07469857888 – [email protected]

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