At St. Augustine's we take the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously and our policies, approved by the Church of England and the Diocese of Leeds, are designed to underpin this.


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We believe that 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. We are committed to:

• Promoting a safer environment and culture

• Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children,

young people and vulnerable adults

• Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation

• Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse or other affected persons

• 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.

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of abuse, or is being abused, or presents

a risk to others, please seek advice from a safeguarding adviser or if necessary report the

matter to the Local Authority social care services or the police without delay. If there is

immediate risk or danger please contact the police on 101.


Contact details


St Augustine’s Church

Our Rector

Sarah Farrimond 01484 900025

Our Church Safeguarding Officer

Steven Green 07469 787661


The Diocese of Leeds

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers

Jenny Price 0113 3530 258

Jenny Leccardi 0113 3530 259

Narinder Lyon 0113 3530 256


Kirklees Safeguarding Team

Child daytime 01484 456848 Out of hours 01484 414933

Adult daytime 01484 221000 Out of hours 01484 414933