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The Parish Churches of St Giles & St Matthew's understand the importance of safeguarding in the life and mission of the church and community.

It is important to have sturdy safeguarding arrangements in place at all levels of the Diocese.  Children, young people and vulnerable adults are an important part of the church family and keeping them safe is part of the mission and ministry of the Churches in the parishes of Killamarsh and Renishaw.

More information on the Diocesan Safeguarding policies and procedures can be viewed on the Derby Diocese Safeguarding web page


Leaders of our Churches can be contacted using the numbers on our About Us page.

If you need help or advice please do not hesitate to contact one of the church leaders, our diocesan contacts or alternatively there is a list of helpful phone numbers below.

Helpline Information

NSPCC for adults concerned about a child – 0808 800 5000
Childline for children and young people – 0800 1111
Action on Elder Abuse helpline – 0808 808 8141
24-hour National Domestic Violence helpline – 0808 2000 247
NAPAC offer support and advice to adult survivors of childhood abuse – 08088010331
Stop It Now preventing child sexual abuse – 0808 1000 900 
Cruse bereavement helpline – 0808 808 1677 
Family Lives support and advice on family issues – 0808 800 222 
MACSAS for people who have been abused by church officers – 0808 801 0340
Samaritans for people struggling to cope and needing someone to talk to – 116 123

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