We are committed to ensuring that St Winifred’s is a safe place for all.  Click here to view The Parish of Chigwell & Chigwell Row Safeguarding Policy.

The Parochial Church Council of Chigwell and Chigwell Row has adopted the House of Bishops’ Promoting a Safer Church Safeguarding Policy Statement

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Gillian Darke, who may be contacted at church or by emailing

St Winifred’s is part of the Diocese of Chelmsford. For further information about Safeguarding in the Diocese of Chelmsford click here.

For information about the Diocesan Safeguarding Team and Safeguarding contacts in the Diocese of Chelmsford click here. This page includes contact details for Safeguarding organisations and charities.

The Local Safeguarding Children Board for Epping Forest can be contacted:

Call the Children and Families Hub on 0345 603 7627 and ask for the ‘Priority Line’.

Out of hours: (Mon-Thurs 5.30pm-9am. Fri & Bank Holidays 4.30pm-9am) 0345 606 1212 Email:

The Local Safeguarding Adults Board for the Epping Forest
can be contacted:

Tel: 0345 603 7630 


If you believe that somebody is in immediate risk of danger or harm you should call 999 and ask for the police.


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