Safeguarding

If there is an immediate risk or danger call the Police on 999

Other Helplines

  • NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
  • Family Lives: 0808 800 2222
  • Childline 0800 1111
  • Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
  • NAPAC: 0800 801 0331
  • Action On Elder Abuse: 0808 808 8141
  • Samaritans: 116 123

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 good news speaks of welcome for all, with a 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

The Churches of St Bartholomew’s in Marsden and St James’ in Slaithwaite, together with our community that meets in Shred, are passionate about Safeguarding. So both Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have formally adopted the House of Bishops’ ‘Promoting a Safer Church; Promoting a Safer Church Booklet; Safeguarding Policy Statement’.

St Bartholomew’s Safeguarding Poster
St James’ Safeguarding Poster
A Safer Church
Link to Church of England Policy Statement on Safeguarding
Handbook
Link to Promoting a Safer Church, Parish Safeguarding Handbook