Safeguarding in the Benefice

IF YOU ARE CONCERNED that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.

Local contacts available to speak to if you have any concerns:

Benefice Safeguarding Officer
Linda Collingwood
01677 426057


Bedale & Burrill
Phillip Witty
07891 537 082
Thornton Watlass
Chris Carruthers
01677 423519
Elizabeth Prattt
01677 427117

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor
Narinder Lyon
07872 005 309 / 01133 530 256

Local Authority Social Services:
Child and Adult Services 01609 780780

Read the Church of England’s Policy Statement

Visit the Diocese of Leeds Safeguarding page

Download a copy of the full Safeguarding Policy Statement Booklet