Safeguarding is an essential part of all aspects of everyday life. At the Riversmeet Benefice, we take safeguarding very seriously in our churches and all activities that happen under the banner of the Benefice.

As part of the Diocese of St Albans and the wider Church of England, we endeavour to implement all safeguarding policies in accordance with current guidelines.

You will find in this section of our website details of our diocesan contacts and who you should contact if you have any concerns. There are also links on this website to a wider group of contacts for your information.    

Rose Pethybridge
Benefice Safeguarding Officer  


Jeremy Hirst
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser deals not only with children and young persons, but also vulnerable adult issues and is available, at any reasonable time, for advice and guidance.

Tel: 01727 818107
Mobile: 07867 350886


Martyn Hedley
Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Works Monday – Wednesday

Tel: 01727 818106
Mobile: 07391 010033


Dave Adams
Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Officer

Tel: 01727 818104
Mobile: 07469 351357


Mandy Davies
Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Works alongside the DSA supporting Safeguarding matters across the Diocese. Usual working days are Wednesday to Friday.

Tel:  01727 818103
Mobile:  07771 179015


Catherine Boon
Diocesan Receptionist and  Safeguarding Adviser Administrator

Works on weekdays between 9.15am and 2.45pm.
Tel: 01727 818103

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