If you have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention call the emergency services on 999.
Do not delay.

Caring for children and vulnerable adults

St Mary & St Michael’s is committed to safeguarding all those who attend the worship and other activities that we offer. Safeguarding promotes the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and includes all actions to protect them from harm.

  • St Mary & St Michael’s accepts the duty of care for children and vulnerable adults.
  • St Mary & St Michael’s follows recommended safeguarding practice in recruiting, training and supporting our ordained and lay ministers, our employees and our volunteers.
  • We follow the House of Bishops’ Policy statement, ‘Promoting a safer church‘ (2017) and guidelines from the Diocese of Ely.
  • St Mary & St Michael’s Safeguarding Policy for children and vulnerable adults is available to read and download here. The policy is reviewed by the PCC each November.
  • St Mary & St Michael’s policy statement on responding well to domestic abuse is available to read and download here. The policy is reviewed by the PCC each November.

Sheila_2021.jpgAny concerns can be discussed in confidence with our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Sheila Betts, by emailing safeguarding(at) or by phoning 07889 706625.


Other useful contacts

If you have a safeguarding concern please contact the Police on 101 or Social Care (call 999 in an emergency).

Cambridgeshire County Council (Children)
0345 045 1362 (office hours)
(out-of-hrs 01733 234 724)
Cambridgeshire County Council (Adults)
0345 045 5202 (office hours)
(out-of-hrs 01733 234 724)

If you are not a professional involved with the child or family, you do not have to give your name and your conversation will be treated confidentially.


Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Rebecca Boswell
01353 652747 (out-of-hrs 07904 487912)
Please note that messages left on the Duty Messaging Service outside normal office hours will be reviewed periodically but may not be responded to immediately.


Safe Spaces

In addition, Safe Spaces is an independent service supporting survivors of church-related abuse. This independent service is run by the charity Victim Support and funded by the Church of England together with the Catholic Church in England and Wales and the Church in Wales. It is free to access via telephone – 0300 303 1056 (answerphone available outside of opening times), email safespaces(at) or web-chat via


NSPCC: 0800 80 20 20 (dedicated Church of England reporting line)
Childline: 08001111
Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900
NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood): 0808 801 0331
Samaritans: 116 123