Who's responsible for safeguarding?
Fr Tim Stevens
All Saints, Darton
St John the Evangelist, Staincross
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
0113 353 0259
All safeguarding is undertaken in association with the Diocese of Leeds safeguarding team.
You can view the Diocese of Leeds safeguarding website here.
The Diocese of Leeds Safeguarding website has links to the "Safeguarding Policy Statement, Promoting a Safer Church, House of Bishops, 2017" which has been adopted by the PCCs of both All Saints, Darton and St John the Evangelist, Staincross.
In line with this policy, we are committed to
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.
Other helpful contacts
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
We take issues of safeguarding very seriously, and aim to maintain our churches as safe and respectful places of worship in the community, while responding immediately to any concerns that are raised.
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