St Andrew’s Church, Histon safeguards children, young people and vulnerable adults through implementing its Safeguarding Policy which follows the guidance given by the House of Bishops of the Church of England.

The current church safeguarding policy can be downloaded in full here.
The policy incorporates two key documents, Promoting a Safer Church which is the House of Bishops Safeguarding Policy Statement and the Parish Safeguarding HandbookBoth of these documents are included in the full policy alongside a short guide to help you navigate your way through. Hard copies of the safeguarding policy are available at the Saint Andrew's Centre in the Upstairs Hall and at St Andrew's Church Stable Room.

The PCC commits to review the safeguarding policy at least annually.

If you have any questions or concerns, please use the contacts listed to the right (contacting the vicar in the first instance).

If you think you or the child or adult is in immediate danger and needs urgent help, please call the police on 999.

Useful Contacts

The Revd Canon James Blandford-Baker
01223 320425

Parish Safeguarding Officer:
Rachel McKinley
Tel: 01223 320420

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser:
Rebecca Boswell
01353 652731
07904 487912 (mobile)

Safeguarding Team


The Reverend Canon James Blandford-Baker
01223 320425


The Reverend Kieran Douglass 
01223 320426

Parish Safeguarding Officer

Rachel McKinley 
01223 320420


Children and Youth Team Leader

Tim Blake
07905 321901

Youth Minister

Clare Cronin
07565 134309

DBS Administrator

Heather Stone
01223 232369

Church Manager

Jo Roach
01223 320420


Ruth Davies
01223 232514 


Mark Strivens
01223 860697 

Useful Resources

Promoting a Safer Church
House of Bishops Safeguarding Policy Statement
Parish Safeguarding Handbook

Further safeguarding information is available from:
The Church of England
Diocese of Ely