The Church of England is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our church community so that all can flourish in faith and know the love of God.
We all have a responsibility to care for one another, and to keep people safe from harm, and it is especially important that children and vulnerable adults are protected.
Our work is based on the following six safeguarding commitments, agreed on by the bishops of the Church of England in 2017;
The National Safeguarding Team (NST) is involved with;
For more information about these areas of work please click here
If your query relates to a safeguarding issue within the Diocese of York you can also find information by clicking here
All 42 dioceses of the Church of England employ a Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA). A DSA is the first point of call for someone wishing to report an allegation of abuse. They manage allegations, advise survivors and work closely with external agencies. They are also involved with training, policies and procedures.
You can find your local Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser by clicking here
If you have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention call the emergency services on 999. Do not delay.
Details of the safeguarding team based in your diocese can be found via the relevant diocesan website. You can find your local Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser by clicking here
If you wish to report any safeguarding concerns directly to the Office of the Archbishop of York you can contact the Provincial Safeguarding Adviser, Sukhbir Singh at tel. 01904 707021 (main reception), or at email: firstname.lastname@example.org