Promoting a Safe Church
Otley Parish Church works hard to safeguard children and young people, vulnerable adults and those in abusive relationships. We aim to create a safe environment where children and young people are nurtured and protected and where all people, especially those who may be vulnerable for any reason, are able to worship and pursue their faith journey with encouragement and in safety.
Click to view the Church’s Safeguarding Policy Statement:
All Saints Parish Church follows the national legal and procedural framework for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and Church of England policy and practice:
We will act promptly on any complaints made and work in close partnership with police and social care services where children or vulnerable adults have been harmed or are at risk of harm or mistreatment. We provide safe recruitment, training and support to our voluntary and paid workers with children and vulnerable adults. We care for those who have been abused in the past and minister appropriately to those who have abused.
Otley Parish Church’s Safeguarding Officer is:
Jenny Liston who can be contacted on 07743330264 or at email@example.com
The Diocesan Safeguarding advisor for the Parish is:
Jenny Leccardi who can be contacted on 07872 005189 or 0113 2000540 and at firstname.lastname@example.org
If a child or adult is at immediate risk of significant harm you should contact the local Social Services team:
In working hours 0113 370336 (children), 0113 2224401 (adults)
Out of working hours 0113 2409536 (children and adults)
Or the local police on 101.