Our Safeguarding Statement

Promoting a safer Church - House of Bishops Safeguarding Policy for Children, young people and adults.

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. 

 

OUR COMMITMENTS:

  • Promoting a safer environment and culture

  • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults

  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation

  • Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse or other affected persons

  • Responding to those that may pose a present risk

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

LOCAL CONTACTS:

Steve Dearman, Safeguarding Officer

Email: steve.dearman@btinternet.com

Reverend Joyce Jones, Vicar​

Tel : 01484 862350​

Email : joyce.jones@leeds.anglican.org

Jenny Price, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser​

Tel : 0113 3530258 or 07800740001​

Email : jenny.price@leeds.anglican.org

Local Authority Social Services​

Children : 01484 456848​

Adults : 01484 221000​

Out of hours children and adults : 01484 414933​

If there is any immediate risk or danger please contact the police on 101

Helplines​

⦁ NSPCC : 0808 800 5000​

⦁ Childline : 0800 1111​

⦁ Stop it now : 0808 1000 900​

⦁ NAPAC : 0808 801 0331​

⦁ Samaritans : 116123​

⦁ Family Lives : 0808 800 2222​

⦁ National Domestic Violence Helpline : 0808 2000 247​