We take our safeguarding responsibilities very seriously and are committed to making St Giles a safe space and deal openly and transparently with any issues raised. Here we set out our approach, policies and structures.


If you wish to speak to someone or report anything that may be a concern then we encourage you to do so via one of the routes set out below.​


Parish Safeguarding Officer | Mary Marshall

Our Commitment

Promote a safer environment and culture

Safely recruit and support all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults within the Church

Respond promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation

Care pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons

Care pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons

Respond to those that may pose a present risk to others

The Parochial Church Council of St Giles Bramhope agreed to adopt this policy in November 2023 

The Church of England is called to share the good news of God’s salvation through Jesus Christ. The life of our communities and institutions is integral to how we address this task. The good news speaks of welcome for all, with a particular regard for those who are most vulnerable, into a community where the value and dignity of every human being is affirmed and those in positions of responsibility and authority are truly trustworthy. Being faithful to our call to share the gospel therefore compels us to take with the utmost seriousness the challenge of preventing abuse from happening and responding well where it has.

Promoting a Safer Church | The Church of England’s Safeguarding Policy Statement

The Church of England’s Safeguarding Parish Handbook can be found here.

The complete safeguarding section of the Diocese of Leeds, including emergency contact advice, can be found here.