Safeguarding

Eccleshill PCC has adopted the Church of England's House of Bishops' Safeguarding Policy "Promoting a Safer Church" (see this link) and has appointed Linda Gibson as its Safeguarding Officer. It has also adopted a policy statement on safer recruiting (including on the recruiting of ex-offenders), makes church officers aware of its policies and guidelines and tries to provide appropriate training, and provides appropriate insurance cover (through the Ecclesiastical Insurance Group) for all its activities. 

Contact details for any concerns:

  • If there is an immediate emergency, dial 999.
  • If a child or adult is at immediate risk of significant harm, call police on 101 or the Bradford Social Services team on 01274 437500 (for children), 01274 435400 (for adults), or 01274 431010 (out of hours for either children or adults). (These numbers were correct on 4th December 2018, but should they go out-of-date, the information will be posted on Bradford Council's web site.)
  • Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers: Jenny Price (Bradford and Huddersfield Areas) 0113 3530 258 / 07800 740001; Jenny Leccardi (Wakefield and Leeds Areas) 0113 3530 259 / 07872 005189; Narinder Lyon (Ripon Area) 0113 3530 256 / 07872 005309. (These officers all cover for each other. In the event of none of them being available, the person to contact is the Archdeacon of Bradford, Ven Andy Jolley; or if he is also unavailable then any of the other archdeacons in the diocese.)
  • Safeguarding Officer: Linda Gibson 01274 621298.
  • Vicar: Rev'd John Hartley 01274 636403.

Other agencies which can provide assistance.

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

This web page was last updated on 4th December 2018.