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Menston Parish Church is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of a child, young person or vulnerable adult. This commitment is shared by our staff and volunteers.

For any concerns please contact St John's Safeguarding Officer, Catherine Meakin on 07966 847 231 or the Parish Office 01943 872433. 

The Church of England's commitment to safeguarding can be viewed here

St John's safeguarding statement can be viewed here

The Church of England's Policy Statement can be viewed here

The Safeguarding section of the website of the Diocese of Leeds, which includes emergency contact advice, can be accessed here.

They can be contacted via email: or by telephone 0113 353 0257

Finding support

We understand reporting abuse may be very difficult and distressing to you and it may add to your hurt by our not being able to immediately assist you. Therefore here are the contact details of other agencies that are available to assist either on a 24-hour basis or through specialist helplines and services:

  • NSPCC Child Protection Helpline0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.

  • Child-line0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.

  • National Domestic Violence Helpline0808 2000 247 ((lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.

  • Samaritans Helpline116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.

  • Action on Elder Abuse Helpline080 8808 8141 ( free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)

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