Every person has value and dignity that comes directly from the creation of human beings in God’s own image and likeness (cf. Genesis 1.27). Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. Failure to respond in a way that shows respect for the value of all, according to their needs, undermines the issues at the heart of Christian faith.
St Paul’s Wibsey church recognises its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children, young persons and vulnerable adults accepting as a minimum the House of Bishop’s policy on Safeguarding 'Promoting a Safer Church' and any additional procedures of the Diocese of Leeds and recommended good practice, while being responsive to local parish requirements.
People having any concern about the safeguarding of a child/young person (anyone under 18) or a vulnerable adult in our church can contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer (Anita Youngman: 01274 921595), our Assistant Safeguarding Officer (Chris Ormondroyd: 01274 415350), or one of the Diocesan Safeguarding Officers (Carla Darbyshire: 07399 809732; Jenny Leccardi: 07872 005189; Narinder Lyon: 07872 005309).
IF THERE IS IMMEDIATE RISK OR DANGER, PLEASE CONTACT THE POLICE ON 999
Other useful contacts:
Bradford Safeguarding Adults Team: 01274 431 077
Bradford Safeguarding Children Team: 01274 437 500 during office hours; 01274 431 010 at all other times
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: 0808 2000 247
Action on Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141
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