The Parish of Ledsham with Fairburn is committed to safeguarding vulnerable adults and children. Our safeguarding policy is called ‘promoting a safer church’ and is from the House of Bishops. It can be obtained online using the following web address:

There is a vacancy for a parish safeguarding officer at the moment. For any safeguarding concerns please contact the Diocesan safeguarding officer  01904 699524 or   In an emergency please dial 999 and ask for the police.

We would like to appoint a new Parish Safeguarding Officer very soon, and if you think you are suitable for the position please read the job description below and apply to the parish email address

Parish of Ledsham with Fairburn safeguarding officer job desciption

The Parish Safeguarding Officer is the key link between the diocese and the parish/s, concerning safeguarding matters. She/he will have an overview of all church activities involving children, young people and vulnerable adults and will seek to ensure the implementation of safeguarding policy. The role can be taken by one person or the role shared, for example with one person covering children the other vulnerable adults.

The key tasks of the parish safeguarding officer are to:

  1. Have an overview of all church activities involving children and vulnerable adults and keep a record of these activities.
  1. Be familiar with diocesan safeguarding guidance and ensure that leaders of activities are fully aware of, and are implementing, this guidance.

3.   Liaise with the incumbent over safeguarding issues.

  1. Keep in touch with the leaders of all activities and offer them advice and support over safeguarding matters.
  1. Liaise as necessary with the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers. Report all concerns or allegations against church officers to the DSA.
  1. Attend diocesan safeguarding training offered for PSOs.
  1. Assist with safeguarding training in the parish as appropriate.
  1. Attend a meeting of the church leadership (PCC) at least annually to ensure safeguarding issues are discussed and that the church leadership adopt the annual Church Safeguarding Policy.
  1. Ensure that the Church Safeguarding Policy and contact de tails is displayed in all church premises.
  1. Keep good records of any safeguarding concerns that may arise, and ensure that others do the same.
  1.  Promote inclusiveness in places of worship and within church activities.
  1. Keep the church leadership informed of good safeguarding practice.

13.Undertake a regular parish safeguarding self-assessment in the format offered by the Diocese.

This job description was last updated 6th April 2020 by Ledsham with Fairburn PCC


page updated 22nd May 2020