Safeguarding at St Lukes Watford

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.


We are part of the Diocese of St Albans – find out more about Safeguarding in our diocese here.

If you are concerned

…that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the police without delay.

If there is immediate risk or danger please contact the police on 999.

Local Contacts available to speak to if you have any concerns:

St Luke’s Watford Parish Safeguarding Officer:
Mrs Mary Bowen – 01923 246161

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser:
Jez Hirst – Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) – 01727 818 107 or 07867 350 886

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers:

Dave Adams – Assistant DSA – 01727 818 104 or 07469 351 357

Warren Lucas – Assistant DSA – 01727 818 106 or 07311 310 545 (Monday – Wednesday)

Mandy Davies – Assistant DSA – 01727 818 117 or 07771 179 015

Email address for all at the diocese: (For Warren Lucas:

Local Authority Social Services:
Hertfordshire County Council 0300 123 4042 (concerns about adults), 0300 123 4043 (concerns about children or young people)

There is also a list of Helplines available on the Small Print Noticeboard, which is in the corridor leading from the Car Park.