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The Net Church is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. 

Our church re-adopts annually the Church of England’s Promoting a Safer Church safeguarding policy

statement (

12/PromotingSaferChurchWeb.pdf) and last did so on 16 th of March 2021.


We will endeavour to safeguard children, young people and adults by:

  • Ensuring the care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with all children, young people and adults.

  • Carefully selecting and training all those with any responsibility within the Church, in line with safer recruitment principles, including the use of criminal records disclosures and registration with the relevant vetting and barring schemes.

  • Supporting, resourcing, training and regularly reviewing those who undertake work with children, young people and adults.

  • Establishing safe, caring communities which provide an environment where there is a culture of 'informed vigilance’ as to the dangers of abuse.

  • Recognising that it is the responsibility of each of us to prevent the physical, emotional, sexual, financial and spiritual abuse of children, young people and adults, and to report any such abuse that we discover or suspect.

  • Responding without delay to every complaint made which suggests that a child, young person or adult may have been harmed, co-operating with the police and local authority in any investigation.

  • Seeking to work with anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with him or her an appropriate ministry of informed pastoral care.

  • Committing ourselves to promoting safe practice by those in positions of trust.

  • Challenging any abuse of power, especially by anyone in a position of trust.

  • Offering pastoral care and support, including supervision and referral to the proper authorities, to any member of our church community known to have offended against a child, young person or adult.


If you have any concerns about the care and welcome we are providing please contact our

Safeguarding Coordinator, Marie Lewis on:

You may also contact our Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, Mrs Jenny Leccardi on, tel 0113 353 0259 or mob 07872 005189

If you require urgent help out of office hours, please call:

Adults social care (24 hours) 01484 414933

Children social care (in hours) 01484 456848

In an emergency call 999


Other sources of help and advice are below:

National Domestic Violence – Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Action On Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

Childline: 0800 1111

Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900

NAPAC: 0808 801 0331

Samaritans: 116 123

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