The Anglican and Methodist Church of St Matthew Rastrick


Local contacts available to speak to regarding any concerns

Jennifer Normanton (Parish Safeguarding Officer).

Tel. 01484 713482.  Email Click here to email 

Vicar : during Vacancy contact 

Churchwarden Margaret Brown

Tel. 01484 714533    Email : click here to email

Jenny Leccardi (Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor)

Tel:  07872 005189; email: Click here to email

Narinder Lyon (Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor)

Tel 07872 005309. Click here to email

KEY INFORMATION - Contact Details 

Policy and Policy Statement:

View the St Matthew's Rastrick  Safeguarding Policy Statement (January  2020 and our Safeguarding Policy 2019 

The above Safeguarding Policy Statement refers to :

Promoting a Safer Church, House of Bishops, 2017

See the Church Policies page for our Safeguarding Policy Statement  and our Safeguarding Policy (Child Protection).

Refer to the Parish Safeguarding Handbook  on the Diocesan Safeguarding webpage

The Church of England and the Methodist Church are committed to Safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the church.

The Church Council  of St Matthew's, Rastrick are in full agreement with and endorses the policies and practice guidance adopted the Church of England. 

We believe that the care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Church.  We are committed to:

  • Promoting a safer environment and culture
  • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility 
  • related to children, young people and vulnerable adults
  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation
  • Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse or other affected persons
  • Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns/allegations of abuse and other affected persons
  • Responding to those that may pose a present risk.

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of abuse, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a safeguarding adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority social care services or the police without delay. If there is immediate risk or danger please contact the police on 101.

Local contacts available to speak to regarding any concerns

See Above

Our Local Authority Social Services is:  Calderdale

Safeguarding Children and Young People      Multi Agency Screening Team (MAST) Tel: 01422 393336 or if out of hours Emergency Duty Team 01422 288 000

Safeguarding Adults     Gateway to Care   Tel:  01422 393 000 or if out of hours Emergency Duty Team 01422 288 000


NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

Family Lives: 0808 800 2222

Childline: 0800 1111

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

NAPAC: 0808 801 0331

Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900

Action On Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141

Samaritans: 116 123