Safeguarding Policy Statement

The parish of St Joseph the Worker, Sherburn in Elmet, and The Immaculate Conception, Scarthingwell, is committed to the Safeguarding Policies of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from any form of abuse or maltreatment and to promote a safe environment for them.

This commitment flows from the fact that we are all made in the image of God and the Church's common belief in the dignity and uniqueness of every human life.

We start from the principle that each person has a right to expect the highest level of care and protection, love, encouragement and respect that we can give.

We we liaise closely and openly with statutory agencies to ensure that any concerns or allegations of abuse that are raised are promptly reported and properly investigated, victims supported and perpetrators held to account.

Copies of the Safeguarding Policies and Procedures can be looked at on rerquest. Please contact the Parish Safeguarding Representative or the Parish Priest or view them via: