Safeguarding

Christchurch Local Ecumenical Partnership 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 overarching safeguarding policy statement can be found here, our safeguarding policy can be found here, our statement of safeguarding principles 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.

Christchurch & Diocesan Safeguarding Contacts:

Christchurch’s Safeguarding Officer – Joyce Mason (jmasonwh@hotmail.com)

Priest in Charge – Revd Mark Watson (lordsmyshepherd@yahoo.co.uk)

Diocesan Safeguarding Team – 0113 3530259

Bradford District Contacts

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

Further support and information are available as follows:

NSPCC – Helpline for adults concerned about a child – 0808 800 5000 or visit: www.nspcc.org.uk

Childline – Helpline for children and young people – 0800 1111 or visit: www.childline.org.uk

Action on Elder Abuse Helpline – 0808 808 8141 or visit: www.elderabuse.org.uk

National Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 2000 247 or visit: www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk