We take the safeguarding of children, young people and adults very seriously here at All Saints. In accordance with the Church of England Safeguarding Policy, we are committed to:
- Promoting a safer environment and culture;
- Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the church;
- Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation;
- Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons;
- Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons; and
- Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others.
Reporting abuse or raising a concern
IF THERE IS IMMEDIATE RISK of danger or someone needs urgent medical attention, please contact the emergency services on 999.
IF YOU ARE CONCERNED about the welfare of a child, young person or vulnerable adult, do not hesitate to contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Jonathan Wright (email@example.com or 01943 969 018).
Concerns may also be raised with the Diocesan Safeguarding Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org or 0113 353 0257). Further safeguarding information and resources can be found on the Diocese of Leeds website here.
We understand that you may feel nervous, anxious or unsure about reporting abuse or raising a safeguarding concern. Please be assured that we will treat any disclosures sensitively and appropriately.
Getting support from other organisations
- NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open Monday to Thursday 10am to 8pm, Friday 8am to 10pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 6pm). Phone if you are worried about a child.
- Childline: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.
- Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900 (open Monday to Thursday 9am to 9pm, Fridays 9am to 5pm). Use the link to access live chat and secure messaging services. Contact if you are worried about a child.
- National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Use the link to access live chat. Contact if you are experiencing domestic abuse.
- Men’s Advice Line for male victims of domestic abuse: 0808 801 0327 (lines free and open Monday to Friday 10am to 8pm). Live chat services are also available using the link.
- LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 999 5428 (lines free and open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm and 10am to 8pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays)
- Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.
- Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 0808 808 8141 (lines free and open Monday to Friday 9-5pm). Phone if you are worried about an older person or you are an older victim seeking information, advice and support.
- Age UK Advice Line: 0800 678 1602 (lines free and open every day 8am to 7pm)
- National Rape Crisis Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (open every day from 12pm to 2.30pm and 7pm to 9.30pm).
- The Survivors Trust: 0808 801 0818 (lines free with a 24 hour answer machine should lines not be open)
- National Association for People Abused in Childhood: 0808 801 0331 (lines free and open Monday to Thursday 10am to 9pm and Friday 10am to 6pm)
- A list of further organisations offering support to survivors, including therapy and counselling resources, helplines and self-help resources, is available to download.