Safeguarding at Launde

Launde Abbey is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

Our Safeguarding Co-ordinator is the Revd Alan Humphrey, Chaplain at Launde Abbey. The Warden and Trustees of Launde Abbey have agreed a Safeguarding Policy for Children and Young People and a Safeguarding Policy for Vulnerable Adults. Copies of both are kept in Reception. You can also download the latest edition of the Church of England’s Safeguarding Handbook.

If you are bringing a group to Launde Abbey which includes children, young people or vulnerable adults please visit our Safeguarding for Group Leaders page.

Currently, the Diocese of Leicester like all the other dioceses in the Church of England – is conducting Past Cases Review 2 (PCR 2) to ensure that any risks about church officers to children, young people and vulnerable adults has been acted on appropriately. Click here to find out more including how to report past abuse, as well as a helpline and other support available to anyone impacted by these matters.


Who to contact

If you have concerns about the immediate safety of a child or vulnerable adult:

Report the matter immediately to the Police – 999

or Social Services:
Leicester City Children and Adults Services (incl. out of hours for Children’s Services) – 0116 454 1004
Leicester City and Leicestershire Adult Services out of hours – 0116 255 1606
Leicestershire Children’s Service (incl. out of hours) – 0116 305 0005
Leicestershire Adult Services (daytime) – 0116 305 0004
Rutland Children’s Services (daytime) – 01572 758 407
Rutland Adult Services (daytime) – 01572 758 341
Rutland Children’s Services (out of hours) – 0116 305 0005
Rutland Adult Services (out of hours) – 0116 255 1606

If you have concerns for a child or vulnerable adult not in immediate danger:

Revd Alan Humphrey, Safeguarding Co-ordinator for Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults is available to speak to guests, staff and volunteers and can be contacted on 07768 374200 or email

If Claire is not available, please contact the Revd Alison Myers, the Warden, on 07884 370933 or email

If neither Alan or Alison are available, contact Rachael Spiers, the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, on 0116 261 5341 or email More information about diocesan safeguarding policies and provision can be found at:

Are you worried about domestic abuse or sexual violence?

Contact UAVA’s helpline for free confidential advice and support for males and females aged 13 and over in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland – 0808 80 200 28.