The Church of England is concerned about the several reports in the media
identifying failures to protect children and vulnerable adults and has put into place robust procedures and guidelines to ensure those failures cannot be repeated.
The Diocese of Gloucester (of which The Leadon Vale Benefice is part)
takes its duty and obligation to protect everyone extremely seriously.

The Benefice of the Leadon Vale has adopted the Church of England’s
robust procedures and guidelines, which are explained at:
and we are actively monitored by the Diocese of Gloucester

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is, being abused or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from any Safeguarding Adviser (or see below) or if necessary, report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay

Local contacts available to speak to if you have any concerns:

Safeguarding Advisor for Leadon Vale
Name: Mrs Hilary Morton
Tel: 01531 651869

Priest in Charge of the Leadon Vale Benefice
Revd. Kat Mepham
Tel: 01531 557484

Further information about safeguarding arrangements
in the Diocese of Gloucester are available at:

Please telephone the police on 101