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The PCC of St John's Yeadon has adopted the Church of England's House of Bishops' Safeguarding Policy "Promoting a Safer Church" and has appointed Fiona Pullan as its Safeguarding Officer.


In line with the House of Bishops' Policy, we believe 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, and our commitments include:


  • Promoting a safer environment and culture

  • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility for children and vulnerable adults

  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation

  • Caring pastorally for victims and survivors of abuse and others affected

  • Caring pastorally for those who are the subjects of concerns or allegations of abuse, and others affected

  • Responding to those who may pose a present risk


IF YOU ARE CONCERNED THAT someone you know is at risk of, or is being, abused, or presents a risk to others, please report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay. Where this matter relates to the services, events, ministries, groups or individuals at St John's church, we also ask you to seek advice from our Safeguarding Officer or the Diocesan Safeguarding Team as soon as possible.


The parish's safeguarding officer is Fiona Pullan. She can be contacted at or through calling  on 07763 909492. Please contact Fiona if you have any concerns around the welfare of a child, young person or vulnerable adult connected with the work of St John's church.


Alternatively, you can contact the Vicar, Rev Richard Walker at or on 0113 250 2272.


If you would prefer to speak to someone outside of the parish, the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Jenny Leccardi and she can be contacted at or on 0113 353 0259 / 07872 005189.


Our Safeguarding Information can be found here


The Church of England's Policy Statement can be viewed here


The Safeguarding section of the website of the Diocese of Leeds, which includes emergency contact advice, can be accessed here


Local Authority Social Services can be contacted on 0113 376 0336 / 0113 240 9536.

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