Safeguarding

SAFEGUARDING OF CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS

Our parish is committed to the safeguarding policies of the diocese and of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, to promote a safe environment for children, young people and vulnerable adults and to protect them from abuse or maltreatment.  The work of the diocese in this area can be found at its Safeguarding of Children and Adults website and national policies at the Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service website www.csas.uk.net

Parish Safeguarding Contact

If you wish to see a copy of these policies but are unable to access them online, please contact our parish safeguarding representative, Sue Rix, by email on suerix@btinternet.com.  Our parish representative is also responsible for processing Disclosure and Barring Service checks (DBS checks, formerly referred to as CRB checks) on behalf of the parish.

Diocesan Safeguarding Contact

If you wish to report an allegation of abuse or have a query regarding the diocesan safeguarding policies, you can make direct contact with the diocesan safeguarding co-ordinator Suzanne Mitchell by phone on 01132618046 or email suzanne.mitchell@dioceseofleeds.org.uk

e Learning

The safeguarding e learning package means that anyone can undertake safeguarding training free of charge:

Child Protection
Child Protection in Education
Safeguarding Adults
Child Exploitation and online Safety
Mental Capacity

Please forward your name by email to suerix@btinternet.com

News

Bug Hotel

We have built a bug hotel from an old wooden pallet, a milk crate and some unused fencing panels.  We gave it a new roof and covered it with roofing felt to make it last a long time.  It is in place and now open for visitors!  Our children will be filling it soon with […]

Jack’s hedgehog hotel

Jack and his grandad John have teamed up to build an amazing hedgehog hotel for their holiday project. Jack cut the tunnel and legs to size, he then drilled, glued and screwed the box and tunnel together leaving grandad to cover the box and fit the lid.  The hotel is now in the Parish garden […]

Under the Gaze of God

Fr David Williams C.P. (who lives in Otley) has written a book which may be of interest to our parishioners.  It is available from Amazon books.

Fr Michael – “A Golden Priest”

Fr Michael – “A Golden Priest” We at SS John Fisher and Thomas More are one of the lucky ones. We have the privilege and joy of celebrating a priest’s Golden Jubilee. Congratulations Fr Michael! Fr Michael as an altar boy at St Patrick’s,            Fr Michael at his Ordination Mass […]

A poem to celebrate Fr Michael’s golden jubilee

From Us to You The Lord asked you to follow Him and serve with grace and love To minister to those in need of blessings from above To watch His flock and guide us and to teach us how to pray To understand the Gospels and to follow in His way This task accepted graciously […]

Youth take part in Father Michael’s Golden Jubilee Mass celebration

At Mass, on Sunday 7th March at SS John Fisher & Thomas More church Burley-in-Wharfedale, we gave thanks for and celebrated the Golden Jubilee of a Golden priest. Exactly 50 years ago, Father Michael Mahady was ordained a priest at St Patrick’s Church, Leeds on a wet Sunday in Lent. Father Michael celebrated his Golden […]