If you have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention call the emergency services on 999. Do not delay.

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk, is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please contact the Parish Safeguarding Officer, Lucy Breare‬ at  or ring on 07434805623

Diocesan Safeguarding Contacts can be found here and as follows:

Julie O’Hara, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, 07551 124951 or 01904 699524,

The City of York local authority contacts can be found here and as follows:

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) in York, 01904 551900 and select option 3,

St Lawrence’s PCC has complied with the duty under section 5 of the Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure 2016 (duty to have ‘due regard’ to House of Bishops guidance on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults), and has adopted said guidance issued by the House of Bishops. The parish has adopted and operates the standard Diocesan approved safeguarding policy. The PCC reviews it annually to ensure it is fit for purpose.