Benefice of West Barnsley


In accordance with Promoting a Safer Church – House of Bishops Safeguarding Policy for Children, young people and adults we recognise 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.  Our commitments: -

• Promoting a safer environment and culture

• Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children 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, 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.  Please contact any of the following peopleAll our churches in the West Barnsley Benefice are within the Leeds Diocese of the Church of England under the Wakefield area. They too have people whose remit covers this aspect of work. If you click here it will take you to a full and detailed explanation of all the resources available to you in this Diocese.

Vicar                                                  Canon Keith Farrow              01226 958027

Safeguarding Officers

Cawthorne                                         Cynthia Hindley                    01226 790886

Dodworth                                           David Allen                            01226 294745

Hoylandswaine                                  Margaret Grinnell                  01226 765579

Silkstone                                            Julia Thompson                    07941 527250

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser       Jenny Lecardi                        0113 3530 259

(Wakefield & Leeds Area)                           or                                07872 005189


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