If a child or adult is at immediate risk of significant harm, in the first instance you should always contact your local social services team or local police (call 101). You must then inform your Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) - please see contact details listed below. 

The Safeguarding Team are available between 9am and 5pm.

The Safeguarding Team operates a triage system. All enquiries and concerns will be answered dependant on risk-based priority.

Team email:
Office number: 0113 353 0257

Out of Hours: If you require URGENT safeguarding advice outside of these hours then please contact your Archdeacon. If they are unavailable then you must contact any of the Archdeacons in the Diocese of Leeds.


Guidance and policy

National & Diocesan Safeguarding Guidance, help with safer recuitment & DBS, what parishes need to display and FAQs. Find out more.



Help for survivors, support for children & young people, the elderly and around mental health. Find out more.


Talking to us

How to contact the safeguarding team and make an enquiry, serious incident reporting, whistleblowing and complaints. Find out more.



Details about all of the safeguarding training we offer, who they are for  and how to book. Find out more.


Safeguarding Resources

The safeguarding dashboard, external links, the safeguarding newsletter and strategic safeguarding committee. Find out more.

The Safeguarding Team are here to help you.

Please note there are separate contact details for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisors, Training and DBS enquiries. 

The Safeguarding Team operates a triage system. All enquiries and concerns will be answered dependant on risk-based priority. Queries will either be answered directly or diverted to the appropriate person.

As your first point of contact for reporting safeguarding issues or making safeguarding enquiries, please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team on:

Team email:
Office number: 0113 353 0257

DSAs remain available between 09.00 and 17.00, Monday to Friday. Advice on what action to take outside these hours can be found in the important information section above. 

For DBS enquiries please note:  If you have a DBS enquiry that does not require the assistance of a Safeguarding Adviser please contact

All Training Enquiries: For all training enquiries such as bookings, reflections and workbooks, please email and a member of the team will contact you as soon as possible. 


What we do

As Safeguarding Advisers, the team:

  • Ensure effective safeguarding arrangements are in place across the diocese;
  • Act as a point of contact to assist with safeguarding concerns, including those where someone may appear to pose a risk to a church community;
  • Offer practical advice on policies, procedures and practice guidance;
  • Deliver safeguarding training in line with the national programme;
  • Advise on safe recruitment and DBS issues where there are blemished disclosures.

Diocesan Safeguarding Team 


Sofia McGreavy

Head of Safeguarding and Accessibility

Jenny Leccardi
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Narinder Lyon
Narinder Lyon
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Nikki Rose
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Sam McMorland
Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser



Please note : The Diocesan Safeguarding Team has a secure electronic system for retaining any safeguarding information we receive.  Access to the information is restricted to those in the team who are working on the concern and complies to our privacy commitment under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). We may, on occasions, share this information with statutory organisations in order to comply with our obligations under national legislation.   Where it is necessary for the safeguarding of children or vulnerable adults, we will share information with others involved in safeguarding within the church but we will inform you of our intention to do so.  Further information can be obtained from the Safeguarding team upon request.

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