The Parish of St Nicholas Keyingham

The Church of St Nicholas Keyingham is committed to safeguarding as an integral part of its ministry and mission, promoting a safer culture and the welfare of every child, young person, and adult. As such, the Church has adopted the policies, procedures, and guidelines contained within the Safeguarding e-manual  to ensure good practice throughout the Church of England.


The e-manual constitutes the House of Bishops' Safeguarding guidance. Each Chapter of the e-manual is devoted to a specific piece of guidance. As of June 2021, the e-manual contains the following Chapters; the remaining guidance can be found on the web site and will transfer to the e-manual in due course:

  • Declaration of Conflict of Interest
  • Responding Well to Victims and Survivors of Abuse 
  • Safeguarding Children, Young People, and Vulnerable Adults
  • Safeguarding Learning and Development Framework
  • Safeguarding in Religious Communities
  • Safer Recruitment and People Management
  • Ukrainian Refugees

Anyone with any concerns regarding the care and protection of children, young people, and vulnerable adults involved in Church activities should use the Contact Page to send a message to Sue Dughan, the Benefice Safeguarding Officer, and this will be passed on immediately.

This link to the Diocese of York Home Page for Safeguarding also gives contact details for the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser.