SDR Churches – Benefice Safeguarding


We take Safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously in this Benefice.

All our leaders have Enhanced DBS clearance and undergo Safeguarding training.

There is a dedicated telephone line for Safeguarding issues. This number is checked regularly, so if you have a concern, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

The Telephone number is: 07398 609343

A copy of our Benefice Safeguarding Policy can be found here

For access to the Parish Safeguarding Handbook click here

Our Safeguarding team

Our Safeguarding Officer, who works in conjunction with the Rector is Jess Davidson-Egan.

Jess Davidson Egan

Jess introduces herself as follows:

Hi, I am Jess Davidson-Egan and I am the Safeguarding Officer at Stanton-by-Dale, Dale Abbey and Risley churches. I have been part of the benefice since March 2022 and am eager to support the church through my experience of being a Safeguarding Officer at a sports governing body. Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults is at the heart of all that we do here at the benefice and I am passionate about ensuring that church is a safe and welcoming space for all who attend. If you have a concern, question or just want someone to chat to, please do reach out, I would be delighted to talk to you. You can find my contact details below.

Phone: 07398 609343

SDR Churches
Benefice Safeguarding Flowchart

The Diocese of Derby have specific procedures to follow should you have safeguarding concerns. These are helpfully explained in a flow diagram which you can view or download and print by clicking on the thumbnail image of the flowchart.

Promoting a safer church

The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Church. Click the poster to read or download important information and contact details regarding SDR Churches safeguarding.