The benefice of Alcester Minster is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Coventry’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs.

If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:

Safeguarding leads and contact details for Alcester Minster

Minster and St. Nicholas PSO Elizabeth Humphrey     01789400579

Arrow and Weethley Becky Shepherd    

Coughton and Sambourne Gail Laband 07989983099 01789764736

Haselor Margery Pickering    01789488035

Great Alne Tricia Berry 07754444620

Kinwarton   Susan Kinnersley   01789762554

Alternatively, you may wish to contact the Diocese of Coventry Safeguarding Team on:

Tel: 024 7652 1345 Email:

If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11.

Safeguarding Policy Statement

Our Safeguarding Policy is the one adopted from the Diocese of Coventry.