The Churches of the Canalside Benefice take their responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people and adults who may be at risk very seriously, and works in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times. 

If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact our Benefice Safeguarding Representative, Stella Wilkes, on 01225 751127 mobile 07590 410245, email

Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Heather Bland, on 07500 664800 or email 

Click on the links below to read the following documents:

 Safeguarding and good practice Oct 2019

 Hilperton with Whaddon and Staverton with Hilperton Marsh (...)

 Safeguarding Flowchart 

 Semington Safeguarding Policy and Handbook 

 Parish Safeguarding Handbook (Cof E document) 

Letter from our Archbishops

Bishop Nicholas asked that this letter from Archbishops Justin and John on the importance of safeguarding is available to everyone to read. Click Archbishops' letter.