Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults within our care is of paramount importance to us. (If you are in immediate danger dial 999 and ask for the police).
This includes all endeavours to protect them from any form of physical, sexual or emotional harm. We have a Parish Safeguarding Policy that all our volunteers should read and adhere to. Regular training is given to all those involved in our work.
Should you have any concerns, please contact:
Parish Safeguarding Officer Liz Goodwill - Tel 01723 512745 or
The Vicar - Tel 07434 651658
The Diocese of York has a rigorous policy and professional help and advice is available from :
Julie O’Hara - Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor and
Rob Marshall - Assistant Safeguarding Advisor
In an emergency:
If there is a concern that a child or vulnerable adult is in immediate danger of harm:
Please contact the police or social services and then keep us informed via The Parish Office and or contact The Diocese of York email@example.com
CONFIDENTIAL 24 HOUR HELP LINES:
Childline 0800 11 11
NSPCC 0808 800 5000
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If you need to report any issue from the past that you feel has not been addressed, please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Safeguarding Officer, or the Vicar. We will sensitively and carefully report your concerns to the appropriate Diocesan Officer.
Our Safeguarding Principles
We are committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our community and in line with the Church of England we will:
Promote a safer environment and culture
Safely recruit and support all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults within our churches
Respond promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation
Care pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons
Care pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons
Respond to those that may pose a present risk to others
These policy commitments are based on five foundations:
Human rights and the law
Good safeguarding practice
Learning from the past