If you need any kind of support or advice, please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, the DBS Administrator or your Archdeacon:
The role of Safeguarding Adviser for the Diocese of York is to provide advice and support on any safeguarding matter including immediate and serious concerns, training and writing parish policy documents. Please call either 07551 124951 or email with any queries or concerns.
DBS Administrator for the Office of the Archbishop of York
Becci is the DBS Administrator for the Diocese of York, and is based at Bishopthorpe Palace in the Archbishop’s office (where she is also the Accounts Manager). She should be contacted with any queries regarding safer recruitment and the DBS process, and can also be contacted for basic safeguarding queries.
Archdeacon of the East Riding
Andy was born in Norwich and grew up in a small village in South Norfolk where he came to faith through the ministry of the local church. After gaining a degree in Geography and Politics at Keele University, he was employed as a youth worker for three years before training for ordination at Trinity College, Bristol.
Archdeacon of Cleveland & Warden of Readers
Sam was previously Diocesan Adviser for Licensed Ministry, Warden of Readers, Area Dean of Chippenham and Associate Minister of the North Chippenham Group of Churches in the Diocese of Bristol. In addition to her role as Archdeacon of Cleveland, Samantha holds the diocesan-wide portfolio of Warden of Readers.
Archdeacon of York
The Ven Sarah Bullock studied for the priesthood in Durham, and was ordained in 1993. She was appointed to the role of Archdeacon of York in February 2013. Before that, she was Rector of St Edmund, Whalley Range and St James’ with St Clement, Moss Side, Manchester.
Safeguarding Administration: If you are having technical troubles with the website, the self-audit or would like some help accessing information, please contact 01904 699500.
Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) were established by the Children Act 2004. LSCBs are now the key system in every part of the country for organisations to come together to agree on how they will cooperate with one another to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. The purpose of this partnership is to hold each other to account and to ensure safeguarding children remains high on the agenda across their region.
Our LSCBs are:
Church of England Resources
National safeguarding resources from the Church of England, including House of Bishop's policy statements, safeguarding developments, and resources for parishes: www.churchofengland.org
The Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service
The Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS) is the only independent Christian safeguarding charity in the UK, which provides a 24 hour confidential helpline professional training and advice, news updates, support and resources, and other specialist safeguarding services: www.ccpas.co.uk
The Child Exploitation Online Protection (CEOP) website provides the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology for children, parents and teachers: www.thinkuknow.co.uk
The NSPCC's Safe Network provides safeguarding information related to activities outside the home – from after school art clubs to weekend reading groups: www.safenetwork.org.uk
Stop it Now!
Stop it Now! works to prevent sexual abuse of children, and believes and acts on the principle that all adults are responsible for protecting the most vulnerable in society: www.stopitnow.org.uk
The NWG offer support and advice to those working with children and young people under eighteen who are affected by abuse through sexual exploitation. The network links professionals involved in creating the best response for children and young people and their families who have become subjected to child sexual exploitation: www.nwgnetwork.org
If you have any concerns about our practice as a Diocese and wish to make a complaint, the policy below sets out how this can be done.