Safeguarding

The Benefice of Easington with Liverton is proud to be a part of the Diocese of York in the Church of England, whose Archbishops, Bishops, clergy and leaders are absolutely committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church.  

The Parochial Church Councils of both parishes in the benefice have formally adopted the House of Bishops "Promoting a Safer Church: safeguarding policy statement. Both Parochial Church Councils have also adopted safeguarding policy statements which can be viewed via the links at the side of this page.

Safeguarding means the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture.  This means we will promote the welfare of children, young people and adults, work to prevent abuse from occurring, seek to protect those that are at risk of being abused and respond well to those that have been abused.  We will take care to identify where a person may present a risk to others, and offer support to them whilst taking steps to mitigate such risks.

The Church of England affirms the ‘Whole Church’ approach to safeguarding.  This approach encompasses a commitment to consistent policy and practice across all Church bodies, Church Officers and that everyone associated with the Church, who comes into contact with children, young people and adults, has a role to play.

The Church will take appropriate steps to maintain a safer environment for all and to practice fully and positively Christ’s Ministry towards children, young people and adults; to respond sensitively and compassionately to their needs in order to help keep them safe from harm.

Although safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone here at Easington with Liverton benefice; Alan Gardner is our designated Safeguarding Lead and can be contacted about any safeguarding matter on 01287 203907.  You can also speak to our Priest in Charge, The Reverend Danny Walker on 01287 644907 or leave an email via revdannywalker@outlook.com .

Useful links:

More information on the Church of England’s National Safeguarding can be found here: www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding

More information about Safeguarding in the Diocese of York can be found here: https://dioceseofyork.org.uk/safeguarding

Safeguarding Contact Numbers

Local contacts available to speak to if you have any concerns

Alan Gardner

Parish Safeguarding Officer

Tel: 01287 203907

Email: all@thegardners.org.uk

The Reverend Danny Walker

Priest in Charge

Tel: 01287 644907

Email: revdannywalker@outlook.com

Julie O’Hara

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Tel: 01904 699524

Email: safeguarding@ York diocese.org

Local Authority Social Services

Tel: 01642 524552

 

National Helpline Numbers

Childline: 0800 1111

NSPCC: 0808 500800

Samaritans: 08457 909090

Domestic Violence Helpline: 0800 200 0247

 


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