In this church, we take safeguarding very seriously. The Parochial Church Council (PCC) have adopted the House of Bishops 'Promoting A Safer Church: Safeguarding Policy Statement'.

If you have a concern about an adult or child who may be at risk, please contact our Safeguarding Officer, Mrs Paula Stuart on 01484 329 356 or 07788 909 197 in the first instance or [email protected], or Churchwarden Mrs Jackie Kinder on 01484 532 955. You can also contact the Priest-in-Charge, the Rev'd Charlotte Cheshire on 01484 982 373 or [email protected]

If you need to contact the Safeguarding Team for the Diocese of Leeds, in the first instance please email [email protected] or ring the office on 0113 353 0258. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the team are currently working from home and can be reached as follows:

Carla Darbyshire - [email protected] or 07399 809732

Jenny Leccardi - [email protected] 07872 005189

Narinder Lyon - [email protected] 07872 005 309

If you believe a child or vulnerable adult is at immediate risk of significant harm, in the first instance, you should always contact your local social services team or the local police via 101.

The Local Authority area is Kirklees and you can contact their safeguarding team for children during working hours on 01484 456 848 or out of hours on 01484 414 933. The number for adults at risk during working hours is 01484 221 000 or out of hours 01484 414 933.

You must then inform the diocesan safeguarding officer, one of whom will usually be available between 9am - 5pm and it you require urgent advice outside these areas and cannot reach the DSA's, then please contact the Archdeacon for your area, who is the Venerable Anne Dawtry.

Other national helplines include:

NSPCC 0808 800 5000

Childline 0800 1111

Stop It Now 0808 1000 900

NAPAC 0808 801 0331

Samaritans 116 123

Family Lives 0808 800 2222

National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247

Action on Elder Abuse 080 8808 8141

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