St Barnabas is committed to the highest standards of safeguarding. If you have any concerns about safeguarding at St Barnabas, please contact the Parish Safeguarding Officer, Ali Ward (, the Assistant Parish Safeguarding Officer, Fiona Fletcher ( The vicar, Revd Dr David Goodhew, can be contacted via or 01642 817306.

If you would like to speak to someone independent, you can contact the Diocese of York’s safeguarding team, or contact Thirtyone:eight’s independent hotline. In an emergency, especially if someone is in immediate danger of harm, you should always call 999 straight away and ask for the police.

You can read our Parish Safeguarding Policy and the Parish Safeguarding Handbook here.

Other Organisations

Below are some links to organizations that offer help if you want someone to talk to or are concerned about the safety of yourself or someone else.

Childline  tel. 08001111


Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

If you are concerned about your mental health or the mental health of someone else, there are some resources put together by the Church of England website:


Samaritans  tel. 116123

Forms for Leaders and Parents

The following safeguarding forms for leaders are also available:

  1. Parental Consent Form for Regular Church Activities
  2. Parental Consent Form for Electronic Communication
  3. Parental Consent Form for UK Visits Away from Church
  4. PCC Consent Form for taking Children and Young People away from the normal meeting place
  5. Risk Assessment Form
  6. Attendance Register
  7. Church invitation to future group/activities

And can be downloaded here.