Safeguarding in The Parish of Kildwick, Cononley & Bradley

We take our responsibility for children, young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and their welfare is paramount in all areas of Parish life.

Clergy, lay ministers and volunteers who work within the parish and/or as part of the congregation are required to follow good policy and practice to ensure that children, young people and vulnerable adults are safeguarded and nurtured physically, emotionally and spiritually. High professional standards are maintained in all worship and all pastoral, educational and recreational situations involving children, young people and vulnerable adults.

To facilitate this all clergy, lay ministers, volunteers and members of the congregation working with or seeking to work with children, young people and/or vulnerable adults are properly recruited, screened, trained and supported.

Key Messages from Safeguarding Handbook

  • The welfare of a child, young person and vulnerable adult is at all times paramount and takes precedence over all other considerations
  • The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor must be consulted whenever a safeguarding concern of any kind arises in the parish
  • Safeguarding is part of our core faith and an integral feature of Christian life in our churches and parish

Safeguarding Contacts

Parish Safeguarding OfficerMrs Geraldine Sands07384 131826
VicarThe Rev’d Mike Green07300 171351
ChurchwardenMrs Joan McCartney01535 635736
Local Authority Social Services 0300 131 2131

The Diocese of Leeds

All safeguarding in The Parish of Kildwick, Cononley & Bradley is undertaken in association with the Diocese of Leeds.

You can read more about the Diocese of Leeds’ Safeguarding policies and procedures by visiting

Contacting the Diocesan Safeguarding Team

The Safeguarding Team operates a triage system and a duty team member will deal with all enquiries and issues that arise on a daily rotational basis. Queries will either be answered directly or diverted to the appropriate person.

As your first point of contact for reporting issues or making enquiries, please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team on:

Phone: 0113 353 0257


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