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Hanborough & Freeland Church is committed to the safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults when they are vulnerable. 

If you have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger, or requires immediate medical attention, call emergency services on 999.

If you do not think there is a risk of immediate harm, you can raise concerns about the wellbeing using the information below

Reporting Safeguarding Concerns

If you have any concerns about the wellbeing of a child or vulnerable adult please contact  our Safeguarding Officer.

Emma Young

or contact Emma via the church office on 01993 881270

Safeguarding at
Hanborough & Freeland Church

We are committed to the care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with, all children and adults when they are vulnerable. We work hard to ensure that we operate in line with current best practice, as recommended by the Church of England. These recommendations include areas such as day-to-day care, recruitment of staff and volunteers, DBS and training. The two PCC's have adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding. You can see the current safeguarding policy by following the link below.

Hanborough & Freeland Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Support Outside of
Hanborough & Freeland Church

You can also contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser Louise Whitehead with safeguarding issues on 01865 208290  or email


For enquiries outside of operational hours of an urgent safeguarding nature, please call our partners Thirtyone:eight on +44 (0) 303 003 1111 or email

If you would rather seek help from outside the church, you can contact:

  • NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.

  • Child-line: 0800 1111 (free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.

  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.

  • Hourglass (Formerly Action on Elder Abuse) Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm). Provides support to families suffering with abuse of older people

  • Samaritans Helpline: 08457 90 90 90 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to

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