Safeguarding Information


Safeguarding Key Contacts: 



Liz Roodhouse 

Parish Safeguarding Officer: 

Andrea Swearman 07721 458460

For further information, you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisors Team


Office number: 0113 353 0257 (available Monday to Friday 9 - 5)

Local and National Helplines:

Child Line.  0800 1111.

Children safeguarding concerns. 01609 780780 

Domestic Abuse line. 0808 2000 247.

Craven Adult team. 01609 535476

Child and Adolescent mental health. 01274 221181.

The Samaritans. 116123. 24hours.

Age UK.  01729 823066.



St Mary's Parochial Church Council reviews its policy and procedures for the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults on a regular basis. Please follow the link below to find the most recent versions of the Diocesan Policy which was adopted by the PCC on 18th June 2019 as well as a statement of policy and procedures specific to St Mary's, which should be read in conjunction with the diocesan policy.

To access policies and guidelines relevant to Safeguarding, follow the links below.

Safeguarding Policy Statement October 2021 

Promoting a Safer Church 2017