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

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Marcus

Bishop Marcus has sent us a Pastoral Letter for this Sunday, day of prayer for prisoners and their families. It is aimed to raise awareness about the criminal justice system and explore different approaches to Restorative Justice.  Please see our Diocesan news & events page for more information. We can read Bishop Marcus’ letter here and […]

Changes to our church

You will see from these photos the layout of the benches has had to be changed in order to ensure distancing of 2m. • in the lady chapel we have individual seats and these should NOT be moved • if the Mass you want is full, you may be able to choose one of the other […]

Volunteer stewards THANK YOU

Thank you and well done to all the Stewards, Cleaners and Organisers of the Church and its services over the last few weeks. You have been doing a great job keeping our Parishioners as safe and protected as you can. Many of you will be away with your families over the next few weeks. Travel […]

Please remember the people of Tereli in your prayers

On Tuesday 21st April, the village was attacked by as many as 300 well-armed bandits who arrived on motorbikes to loot the village and take all of the cattle. For three hours a few young people tried to hold them off with hunting rifles, while others hid in their houses or fled to the caves […]

Parish Offertory

If you would like to, and only if your circumstances allow, you can now make a donation to the Parish Offertory, either by this online page: https://donor.secure-operations.com/detailed/donate?charity_id=1086222&type=2&reference=10154&amount= or, to contribute £5, please text CHURCH SSFM to 70500

Leeds Cathedral live-streaming of Mass & devotions

Mass is being live-streamed on Sundays at 11:00am.  Weekday Masses Monday to Friday are now live-streamed usually at 12:30pm (12noon on Saturdays) and preceded by the Angelus and Rosary which will be prayed at 11:50am (11:20am on Saturdays).  To participate online, please access the Leeds Cathedral Live YouTube channel www.leedscathedrallive.org.uk where the words of Prayers, […]