In the Benefice of Baldock with Bygrave we are concerned with the wholeness of each individual, which is God’s purpose for everyone. We stake very seriously the importance of safeguarding all persons using our church facilities or having dealings with representatives of our church community.

Our policy has been drawn up following the principles of the Church of England’s Safeguarding policy for children, young people and adults, ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ 2017.

This policy should be read alongside our policies and procedures on:

  • Recruitment, induction and training
  • Role of the Parish Safeguarding Officer
  • Parish Safeguarding Handbook October 2018
  • Dealing with disclosures and concern about a child or young person
  • Managing allegations against staff and volunteers
  • Responding well to domestic abuse
  • Code of conduct for staff and volunteers
  • Safe recruitment
  • Safe use of images
  • Computer and internet usage
  • Complaints
  • Risk Assessment and Health & Safety Policy
  • Training, supervision and support
  • Diocese of St Albans Recruitment Policy
  • Preventing individuals from being drawn into serious and organised crime:

These and all other safeguarding documents and can be downloaded from the St Albans Diocesan website:

If you have any concerns regarding safeguarding please contact any of the following:


Revd Phillipa Maddox

01462 545310 

Parish Safeguarding Officer

Mrs Chris Caine

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA)

Jeremy Hirst
01727818107 / 07867350886

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor

Martyn Hedley
01727818106 / 07391010033