Safeguarding – A Safer Church

‘The Church of England is called to share the good news of God’s salvation through Jesus Christ. The life of our communities and institutions is integral to how we address this task. The life of our communities and institutions is integral to how we address this task. The good news speaks of welcome for all, with particular regard for those who are most vulnerable, into a community where the value and dignity of every human being is affirmed and those in positions of responsibility and authority are truly trustworthy. Being faithful to our call to share the gospel therefore compels us to take with the utmost seriousness the challenge of preventing abuse from happening and responding well where it has’.

( From ‘Promoting a Safer Church’, The Church of England’s Safeguarding Policy Statement ).

At St. Peter’s Church, Woolley, we are here for you and anyone who may need to raise any concerns in respect to Safeguarding. In the first instance if you want to report anything to the parish please contact the following people:

Jane Lister (Parish Safeguarding Officer) on 01226 390969 or 07910695781

Or

Reverend Kevin Greaves (Priest in Charge) on 01924 256031

Who the parish will talk to if we observe or are told about safeguarding concerns?

If there is immediate risk to a child or vulnerable adult the Police will be contacted on 101 and/or for advice:

Jenny Leccardi (Diocesan Safeguarding Officer Office Wakefield Area) on 0113 3530259 or 07872 005189

If outside of working hours (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) we will contact The Archdeacon of Pontefract, The Venerable Peter Townley. If the Archdeacon of Pontefract is unavailable we will contact another Archdeacon within theAnglian Diocese of Leeds. Children and Adult Services for the Wakefield Area 924 hrs Helpline) 03458503503. For more information on the Church of England policies and procedures and support the diocese can offer please visit www.leeds.anglican.org/safe