Safeguarding Policy Statement



Safeguarding Policy Statement 



St. Paul’s Church, Healey

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.

‘Promoting a Safer Church’, the House of Bishops Safeguarding Policy Statement for children, young people and adults, was adopted by the Healey Parochial Church Council  on 13thMarch 2019.

The application of this policy will be reviewed each year and a report provided by the Parish Safeguarding Officer to the respective Parochial Church Council.



Reverend David Cleeves: Telephone 01765 689255. 




Anne Ramsay                           01765 689278

Delia Richmond                        01765 658765


Our commitments

  • Promoting a safe 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 those who are the subject of concerns/allegations of abuse and other affected persons
  • Responding to those that may pose a present risk.


Delia Richmond has been appointed as Parish Safeguarding Officer: Telephone 01765 658765


Other useful contacts


Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Narinder LyonTelephone 0113 3530 256 / 07872 005309


North YorkshireSocial Services:  01609 780780



  • 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:080 8808 8141

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