Safeguarding is everyone's business
If you have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is at immediate risk of significant harm, in the first instance you should always contact your local social services team or local police (call 999 or 101). You must then inform your Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) - Jenny Price, the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser for the Bradford and Huddersfield Areas (0113 3530 258 or 07800 740001)
We understand reporting abuse may be very difficult and distressing to you and it may add to your hurt by our not being able to immediately assist you. Therefore here are the contact details of other agencies that are available to assist either on a 24-hour basis or through specialist helplines and services:
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.
Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 ((lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.
Samaritans Helpline: 08457 90 90 90 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.
Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)
Carole Flaherty is the Parish Safeguarding Officer; she can be contacted on 01274 515844.