In all of our activities we are committed to effective safeguarding of Children, Young People and Adults.

View our Safeguarding Policy

We believe that the care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Church.  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
  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation
  • Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse or other affected persons
  • Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns/allegations of abuse and other affected persons
  • Responding to those that may pose a present risk.

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of abuse, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a safeguarding adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority social care services or the police without delay. If there is immediate risk or danger please contact the police on 101.

Local contacts available to speak to regarding any concerns

Revd Mike Wilkins (Vicar)
Tel: 01484 513213  email:

Kathryn Bland (Safeguarding Officer)

Jenny Leccardi, Narinder Lyon, Nikki Rose (Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers) – Office Tel: 0113 353 0257.  Mobiles: 07872 005189 (Jenny); 07872 005309 (Narinder); 07903 197497 (Nikki).  email:

Our Local Authority Social Services is Kirklees

Safeguarding Children and Young People Tel: 01484 456848 or if out of hours 01484 414933
Safeguarding Adults Tel: 01484 414933


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