Safeguarding Information

The Church will take appropriate steps to maintain a safer environment for all and to practice fully and positively Christ’s Ministry towards children, young people and adults; to respond sensitively and compassionately to their needs in order to help keep them safe from harm.

Safeguarding means the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture. This means we will promote the welfare of children, young people and adults, work to prevent abuse from occurring, seek to protect those that are at risk of being abused and respond well to those that have been abused. We will take care to identify where a person may present a risk to others, and offer support to them whilst taking steps to mitigate such risks.

Parish Safeguarding Officer

Although safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone here at St Peter and St Paul Little Gaddesden, the PCC has appointed Heather Tisbury as Safeguarding Officer and can be contacted about any safeguarding matter at or on 01582 842807.

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Jez Hirst
Diocese of St Albans, Holywell Lodge, 41 Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 1HE
01727 818107 | 07867 350886 |

Two very useful links:

More information on the Church of England’s National Safeguarding can be found here:

More information about Safeguarding in the Diocese of St. Albans can be found here:

Little Gaddesden Church has adopted the following safeguarding policies.

Policy for Safeguarding Children and Young People


Policy for Safeguarding Adults when they are Vulnerable


Parish Statement on Domestic Abuse

Parish Safeguarding Officers

Heather Tisbury
Tel: 01582 842807
Paulette Reed
Tel: 07786 707495

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Jez Hirst
Tel: 01727 818107 or 07867 350886