Royston Parish Church


The Parish of St. John the Baptist, Royston is committed to safeguarding as an essential part of church life. We do all we can to keep people safe in our church. We promote the welfare of children, young people and adults. We will take care to identify where a person may present a risk to others and offer support to them while taking steps to mitigate such risks.

In church, we take appropriate steps to maintain a safer environment for all and to practise fully and positively Christ’s compassion for children, young people and adults; to respond sensitively and considerately to their needs in order to keep them safe from harm.

Although safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone in the Parish, Alison Bailey is our designated Safeguarding Officer and can be contacted about safeguarding matters on 01763 250637 or email

More information on the Church of England’s National Safeguarding can be found here:

Information about safeguarding in the Diocese of St. Albans can be found here:

Diocesan Safeguarding Officer : 01727 818107

Helplines for further support:

Safe Spaces: for anyone who feels they have experienced church related abuse of any form in England or Wales.

Tel: 0300 303 1056 (answerphone available outside of opening times)

The Safe Spaces team are available through their helpline on:
Monday, Tuesday Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10am – 6pm and Thursday 12pm – 8pm

  • NSPCC – For adults concerned about a child 0808 800 5000
  • Childline – For children and young people on 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 0808 801 0331