Safeguarding – Denominations

The chaplaincy team, our partner denominations, and the Universities we serve are committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Chaplaincy.

A number of different organisations are represented at the Chaplaincy. If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of being abused or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from any one of the people listed below.

If there is immediate risk or danger, please phone the police (999 for an emergency or 101 for non-emergency calls) or the Leeds City Council Adult Safeguarding Team on 0113 2224401 (office hours), 0113 2409536 (out of hours).

(Please click on the denomination to be redirected to their safeguarding policies.)


The national policy statement ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ can be downloaded from

Contact: Jenny Leccardi – Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser; 0113 3530 259; 07872 005189



Contact: Sue Wishart –  Yorkshire West District Safeguarding Officer; 01422 370 417; 07875 195 977


Roman Catholic

Contact: Suzanne Mitchell –  Diocesan Safeguarding Coordinator; 0113 261 8069; 07515 598523


United Reformed Church

Contact: Geraldine Sands – Synod Safeguarding Advisor; 07427857495


Lutheran Church in Great Britain (LCiGB)

Contact: Sesulelo Kehle (Sue)- LCiGB safeguarding officer ;07919 204471