The churches which make up the Driffield and Wolds group are all part of the Diocese of York, which in turn is part of the Church of England, whose Archbishops, Bishops, clergy and leaders are committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church (

Safeguarding means the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture. This means we will promote the welfare of children, young people and adults, work to prevent abuse from occurring, seek to protect those that are at risk of being abused and respond well to those that have been abused. We will take care to identify where a person may present a risk to others, and offer support to them whilst taking steps to mitigate such risks.

The Church of England affirms the ‘Whole Church’ approach to safeguarding. This approach encompasses a commitment to consistent policy and practice across all Church bodies, Church Officers and that everyone associated with the Church, who comes into contact with children, young people and adults, has a role to play.

The Church will take appropriate steps to maintain a safer environment for all and to practice fully and positively Christ’s Ministry towards children, young people and adults; to respond sensitively and compassionately to their needs in order to help keep them safe from harm.

If you have any safeguarding concerns, please contact

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Valerie Salter, on 01377 272 234 or email
or the York Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser on 01904 699 524 or email

More information can be found on the following pages
Diocese of York’s Safeguarding page
Church of England’s Safeguarding page