Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults:  Policy and Procedure
Benefice of Mears Ashby and Hardwick and Sywell with Overstone

In this benefice, we take safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously.   Our Safeguarding Policy and Procedure was adopted at a Benefice Church Council meeting held on Monday 21 May 2018.  It follows and is consistent with the Church of England House of Bishops' 'Promoting a Safer Church 2017', 'Protecting All God's Children 4th Edition 2010', and 'Safer Recruitment Policy 2013' (Church of England and Methodist Church).

For a copy of our policy and procedure, please CLICK here.

For guidance on "What to do if", please follow this FLOWCHART.

Our Benefice Safeguarding Officer is Ms Libby Thomson who can be contacted via e-mail on or on 07909 891050.

You can also contact our vicar, Revd Katrina Hutchins, who can be contacted on or on 07710 464675 / 01604 812907.

The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers can be contacted as follows:

Bev Huff - Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser - on or on 01733 887040.

Samantha Jackson - Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser on or on 01733 887041.


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