Christian communities should be places where all people feel welcomed, respected and safe from abuse.

Our parish is committed to encouraging an environment where all people, and especially children and those who may be vulnerable, for any reason, are able to worship and pursue their faith journey with encouragement and in safety.

St Paul’s PCC have adopted the Church of England’s national safeguarding policy on 13th May 2024

Please use these links below

Safeguarding Policy Statement

Parish Safeguarding Policy

Promoting A Safer Church Poster

A full copy of National Safeguarding Guidance can be found here.

Who to Contact

If you have any safeguarding concerns about a child or vulnerable adult please contact:

J. Chambers (Parish Safeguarding Office): 07929783497 |

Rev Dave Ho Young (Team Vicar) | 0113 2654926 | 

Leeds Diocesan Safeguarding Officers

If you would like to speak to someone from the Diocesan safeguarding team you can email or phone: | 0113 353 0257

Local Authority Social Services 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 101).

Leeds Adult Services: 0113 2224401

Leeds Child Services: 0113 3760336

For more info on Safeguarding visit the Diocese of Leeds Safeguarding webpages: