Safeguarding - Harlaxton Group

Keeping Safe in the Harlaxton Group of Churches

Our Policy for keeping Children and Vulnerable Adults Safe whilst in our Care

Most of the time at church we are like a big happy family. However, even in very happy families people can have a bad day and even people we know and trust can upset us. We want to help everyone have good days all of the time. We try to make sure that people who have jobs in the church always behave well and in a way that is helpful to you. We never want anyone or anything in church to frighten you, confuse you or worry you. It is important that you tell us if something is upsetting you or if you are feeling worried about something that’s happening or something somebody is doing. We have specially trained people who you can talk to and who you can ask for help. These people are good at safeguarding. This means they look after everyone’s safety. Caring for people is a very important part of our Christian life.

The people who can help you are the parish safeguarding officers; you can contact the safeguarding officers whose details are below. If you wish to speak to someone outside the church you can contact the diocesan safeguarding team – their contact details are available here. There is also information there about other places from where you can get help or advice.

Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from creation of male and female in God’s own image and likeness. Christians see this as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. Among other things this implies a duty to value all people as having the Holy Spirit within them and therefore to protect them from harm.

The full policy to which we adhere is available to read or to download here. This is also displayed on the Notice Board at each church in our Group.

The Safeguarding Officers for the HARLAXTON GROUP OF PARISHES (comprising Denton St Andrew, Harlaxton St Mary & St Peter, Stroxton All Saints, Woolsthorpe St James, and Wyville with Hungerton St Catherine) are:

Mrs Christine Hopkins
1 Gregory Close, Harlaxton, Grantham, NG32 1JG
?Phone: 01476 330411 

Mrs Lesley Devine
Privet Cottage, 10 Denton lane, Harston, Grantham, NG32 1PW
01476 870795 or 07517 353827. Email:

Either of these named above should be contacted in the event of any safeguarding issue.

Details of others who can be contacted in the event of a safeguarding issue can be found on the Lincoln Diocesan website at


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