We take your safety very seriously here at St Alkmund’s. On this page you will find all the information you should need regarding our safeguarding policies and procedures including links to various documents and relevant contact information.

Here is some general advice on safeguarding that you should read:

  • Remember, you may be in just the right place at just the right time to help protect someone or to prevent harm

  • Your role is not to investigate

  • Always put the welfare of the child, young person or adult first - when deciding what to do

  • Listen carefully; make a clear record of what you are concerned about and what you have seen or heard; date and time this record

  • If in doubt, share the information you have with someone who has a safeguarding role and who you trust

  • If you continue to have concerns keep raising them; speak to someone else such as the diocesan safeguarding team.

We have two Parish Safeguarding Links who you should contact with any safeguarding concerns (including those about clergy, church staff, or volunteers):
Concerns about someone 16 or under: Amita Dinmore
Concerns about someone over 16: Jacqueline Haywood
Telephone: 07707 740921 (confidential)
Email: (confidential)
Ann Harrison carries out Safeguarding administrative tasks at St Alkmund’s, including Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) checks. Please contact her at:

If you have an urgent concern and an immediate response is required, you should also directly contact the relevant service below:
Emergency services: 999 - emergency, 101 - non emergency
Social Care:
Derbyshire Starting Point: 01629 533190/08456 058058
Derby City Council: 01332 641172 (Children’s Services), 01332 640777 (Adults’ Services), 01332 786968 (out of office)
Childline: 0800 11 11
Silverline: 0800 470 80 90 (to seek help for older people)

Other Useful links

Diocesan Safeguarding
Safeguarding Documents (including flowchart of what to do)