St John the Evangelist, Bierley adopts the national safeguarding policy as can be seen in the “Promoting a Safer Church” document.

This Policy Statement on Safeguarding in the Church was adopted by St John the Evangelist church, Bierley at a Parochial Church Council meeting held on 17th January 2019

Each person who works within this church will agree to abide by these recommendations and the guidelines established by this church. This church appoints Sue Hornby as the Parish Safeguarding Officer.

The application of this policy will be reviewed each year and a report provided by the Parish Safeguarding Officer to the PCC.

Childline 0800 1111

Bradford Social services children team 01274 437500

Bradford Social services adult team 01274 435400

Police 999 or 101 if someone is at immediate risk.

Diocesan safeguarding team 0113 3530 258

If 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).

If you have any concerns over safeguarding of a young person or vulnerable adult, you can find diocesan resources here.