St James Church seeks to safeguard all people
St James Church and the Parish of Kirklees Valley have a deep concern for the wholeness and well being of each individual. St James seeks to safeguard the welfare of all people, regardless of age, who come into contact with the Church and its organisations.
As members of this church and parish, we commit ourselves to the nurturing, protection and safekeeping of all, especially children and young people and adults who may be vulnerable. It is the responsibility of each individual within the fellowship of the Church to prevent the physical, sexual and emotional abuse of anyone, and to report any abuse discovered or suspected.
Our Commitment to Safeguarding
St James Church and the Parish of Kirklees Valley takes the responsibility and duty of safeguarding for all God's people extremely seriously. We follow the policies set out by the Church of England and the Diocese of Manchester according to the Parish Safeguarding Handbook for ministry and outreach, parish activities and for letting our buildings. Further information is provided in attached documents below, but please do contact us directly if you would like more information on these policies or you have any questions or concerns around safeguarding.
If you are worried that someone you know is at risk, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others please contact:
Revd Simon Cook (Vicar of the Parish) 07745 232 662 - [email protected]
Abbey Clephane-Wilson (Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser) 0161 828 5121
Bury Council 0161 253 5000
If there is an immediate risk of harm or danger please contact the police on 101 or 999 in emergency situations.
For further information on the principles and practice of safeguarding in the Church of England - including advice, training and support, please visit: