The parishes of The Fosse Team are committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officers (PSOs). The Diocese of Leicester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

If you have a safeguarding concern, then please contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer. You can do this by sending an email to, which will be forwarded to the Parish Safeguarding Officer; or you can contact the appropriate Team Rector / Team Vicar (see below).

Photo Name Role Parishes Email Phone
Rev'd Canon Lee Francis-Dehqani Rev Canon Lee Francis-Dehqani Team Rector Barkby; Syston 07827 668169
Rev Tim Day Rev Tim Day Team Vicar East Goscote; Thurmaston 0116 348 6896
Rev'd Sr Mary A'Herne-Smith Rev Sr Mary A’Herne-Smith CA Team Vicar Queniborough; Ratcliffe-on-the-Wreake; Rearsby; Thrussington 01664 420193

If you wish to speak to the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, or to someone outside the church, their contact details are available on the Safeguarding page of the Diocese of Leicester website.

If you have concerns about the immediate safety of someone please do not delay in calling the Police on 999 or contacting Children or Adult Services at the local authority:

Leicester City – Children’s Services 0116 454 1004 (office hours) / 0116 454 1004 (out of hours)

Leicester City – Adult Services 0116 454 1004 (office hours) / 0116 255 1606 (out of hours)

Leicestershire County – Children’s Services 0116 305 0005 (office hours) / 0116 305 0005 (out of hours)

Leicestershire County – Adult Services 0116 305 0004 (office hours) / 0116 255 1606 (out of hours)