Church of England Diocese of Leeds Saint Matthew, Bankfoot


Safeguarding Policy Statement Promoting a Safer Church, House of Bishops, 2017

This policy on Safeguarding in the Church was adopted by St Matthew’s Church Bankfoot, Bradford BD5 9AA at a meeting of the Parochial Church Council on the 17th June 2019.

Each person who works within this Church will agree to abide by these recommendations and the guidelines established by this Church.

The application of this policy will be reviewed each year and a report provided by the Parish Safeguarding Officer to the PCC.

St Matthew’s Church appoints Judith Peachey as the Parish Safeguarding Officer.

People having any concern about the safeguarding of a child, young person or vulnerable adult in our church can contact our;

Safeguarding Officer Judith Peachey: 01274 576482

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisors -  Jenny Leccardi:  

                                                             Narinder Lyon: 

and                                                       Carla Derbyshire

[email protected]  01133530257       

If there is any immediate risk or danger, please contact the Police on 999

Other useful contacts

Bradford Social Services, Safeguarding Children 01274 437600 during office hours

Bradford Social Services Safeguarding adults 01274 431077 during office hours

01274 431077 at all other times

Childline: 08001111

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

Samaritans: 116 123