The Street Benefice is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults.

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.

We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). The Diocese of York’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contact for the Diocesan Safeguarding advisor (DSA). If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the Police and your local authority Children or Adults Services

If you have Safeguarding worries about a child, young person or vulnerable adult please contact:

Wendy Wilson Parish Safeguarding Officer Tel: 07464544559

Diocese of York Safeguarding Advisor Rob Marshall Tel: 07914668907/01904699525

Local Authority Social Care Tel: 0300 131 2131

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