Church of England Diocese of Leeds Sowerby Bridge

Safeguarding

In all of our activities we are committed to effective safeguarding of Children, Young People and Adults.

We believe that 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. We are committed to:

Promoting a safer environment and culture

Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults

Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation

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

Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns/allegations of abuse and other affected persons

Responding to those that may pose a present risk.

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of abuse, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a safeguarding adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority social care services or the police without delay. If there is immediate risk or danger please contact the police on 101.

Local contacts available to speak to regarding any concerns

Glenis McCarthy (Parish Safeguarding Officer).

Tel: 07773 998 104

Revd Angela Dick (Vicar)

Tel: 01422 831253

Jenny Leccardi (Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser)

Tel: 0113 3530259 or 07872 005 189

Narinder Lyon (Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser)

Tel: 0113 3530256 or 07872 005 309

Our Local Authority Social Services is: Calderdale

Safeguarding Children and Young People Tel: 01422 393 336 or if out of hours 01422 288 000

Safeguarding Adults Tel 01422 393 000 or if out of hours 01422 288 000

Helplines

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

Family Lives: 0808 800 2222

Childline: 0800 1111

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

NAPAC: 0808 801 0331

Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900

Action On Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141

Samaritans: 116 123

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