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Safeguarding Policy

St Margaret's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This commitment is shared by our clergy, leaders and all of our volunteers. Our safeguarding policy statement can be found here, and the Church of England’s Safeguarding Policy Statement for Children, Young People and Adults ‘Promoting a Safer Church’, which underpins our safeguarding work, can be found here.

St Margaret's Diocesan Safeguarding Contacts:

St Margaret's Church Safeguarding Officer – 01274 584408

The Diocese can also be contacted by:

Email: safeguarding@leeds.anglican.org

Telephone: 01133 530 257

If you are concerned about the safety and welfare of a child, young person or adult, you should contact the relevant local social services team. In the Bradford District, the details are as follows:

Children’s Social Care Initial Contact Point – 01274 437500
Safeguarding Adults Team – 01274 431077
Social Services Emergency Duty Team (Out of Hours) – 01274 431010

If you believe a child, young person or adult to be at immediate risk of significant harm, you should contact the police on 999. Further support and information is available as follows:

NSPCA

Helpline for adults concerned about a child 0808 800 5000 www.nspcc.org.uk

Childline

Helpline for children and young people – 0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk

Elder Abuse

Helpline – 0808 808 8141 www.elderabuse.org.uk

NDV

0808 2000 247 www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk