Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Here at St John’s and St Luke’s Churches we take very seriously the safeguarding of children, young people and adults who are vulnerable in our community.
We promote an open and safe environment at our Churches for our work with children, young people and adults. We follow safer recruitment practices advised by the Diocese of Leeds and the Church of England to ensure the right people are working with these groups in our Church. We promote training and support for the volunteers who provide care for these groups in our Church.
Annually we review and approve our safeguarding procedures. A signed copy of our policy for this year can be found on our main website https://www.stjohnsandstlukes.org.uk/about as can the policy statement from the Church of England “Promoting a Safer Church”
The Diocesan Safeguarding page can be found here https://www.leeds.anglican.org/safe . Should you have any immediate concerns Childline can be contacted via their website, the North Yorkshire County Council safeguarding team can be contacted via their website or via their emergency contact number - 01609 780780.
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Gill Clarke tel 01423 565129 email [email protected]