Church of England Diocese of Leeds Royston


In this Benefice we take safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.

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.

If a child or adult is at immediate risk of significant harm, in the first instance you should always contact the Barnsley social services teams (details below) or the police (call 999). You must then inform our Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) :-

Mrs Jenny Leccardi

[email protected]

0113 3530 259

07872 005189

Barnsley Social Services:-

CHILDREN Working Hours 01226 772423

CHILDREN Out of Hours 0844 9841800

ADULT Working Hours 01226 773300

ADULT Out of Hours 0844 9841800

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

• 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


• Family Lives: 0808 800 2222

• National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

• Action On Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141

• NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

• Childline: 0800 1111

• Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900

• NAPAC: 0808 801 0331

• Samaritans: 116 123 

Promoting a Safer Church

Each Parish in the Benefice has or will shortly adopt the House of Bishops’ ‘Promoting a Safer Church' Safeguarding Policy for children, young people & adults a copy of which can be viewed and download by clicking on the link here.