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We are committed to ensuring that St Mary & All Saints is a safe place for all.

The Parochial Church Council of St Mary the Virgin has adopted the House of Bishops' 
Promoting a Safer Church Safeguarding Policy Statement


Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Melanie Husted-Smith who can be contacted at church or by email c/o

St Mary & All Saints Church is part of the Diocese of Chelmsford. For further information about Safeguarding in the Diocese of Chelmsford click here.

For information about the Diocesan Safeguarding Team and Safeguarding contacts in the Diocese of Chelmsford click here.

This page includes contact details for Safeguarding organisations and charities. 


The Local Safeguarding contact details for Essex County Council

Children’s Services: 0845 603 7634 (out of hours: 0845 606 1212)

Adult Services: 0845 603 7634 (out of hours: 0845 606 1212)

National Helplines Childline: 0800 1111

NSPCC: 0808 500 8000

Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 200 0247

MACSAS (Ministers and clergy sexual abuse survivors):

Mencap Learning Disability Helpline: 0808 808 1111

VOICE UK (For people with learning disabilities who have experienced crime or abuse): 0808 802 8686

StopItNow! (For anyone who may need help preventing abuse, even in themselves): 0808 100 0900

Women’s Aid (Seeking to end domestic violence against women and girls): 24hr national domestic violence

helpline: 0808 2000 247

Samaritans: 08457 909090


If you think someone is in immediate danger or risk of harm phone the police immediately on 999.

To contact your local police station to report a non-emergency crime please call 101.

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