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Safeguarding Policies

The United Benefice of the Ramseys and Upwood (with the Raveleys)  is committed to safeguarding all those who attend worship and the other activities that we offer. We follow the House of Bishops’ Policy (2017), the Diocese of Ely policy and procedures (2017) and the practice guidance as laid out in the 2023 safeguarding policy:




We seek to create a culture where everyone is included, respected, listened to, and taken seriously. We also endeavour to create an environment that is physically safe, emotionally nurturing, intellectually open, spiritually healthy and socially inclusive. We accept the prime duty of care for children and vulnerable adults, and have appointed a safeguarding co-ordinator to ensure that what we do is informed by up-to-date policies and procedures from local and national authorities. We endeavour to make training and information available to everyone to foster and encourage a culture of congregational care.

Protecting children on their smartphones

The guide below in the link is a user-friendly and frequently updated e-safety resource and can act as a quick reference for parents when discussing smartphones with their children. This in-depth visual guide offers parents advice on ‘Safe Smartphone Use’ for their children. 
Please click below to view this resource. 


Benefice Safeguarding Officer: Jane Cusworth - Phone 01487 814984 

Email: Safeguarding

Alternatively Jane can be contacted on her mobile number  07779 101493​

Ely Diocese Safeguarding Officers, the contact number is: 01353 652747

The phone is covered Mon – Friday between 9am- 5pm and any messages left on the Duty Messaging Service outside normal office hours are reviewed periodically but may not be responded to immediately.  In a safeguarding emergency , please contact the Police or Social Care.

Other Agencies

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

If are worried about an adult who is in immediate danger or needs medical treatment contact the police and/or call an ambulance on 999. 


Cambridgeshire County Council safeguarding links:



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