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St Anne in the Grove, Southowram is committed to the Safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) – Ian Knowles, who can be contacted at church or at:


The Diocese of Leeds safeguarding website pages contain vital links and information, including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise PSO’s.  There are also links to the ‘Safer Church’ guidance for churches and safeguarding polices.  This can be found here:


If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm, please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adult Services.

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