We take very seriously our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults entrusted to the church's care.

We have a Safeguarding Representative for the Benefice of Rural East York, which includes St Nicholas, Dunnington and also Holy Trinity, Holtby; Holy Trinity, Stockton on the Forest; and St Mary's, Warthill churches.

All PCC members and others in positions of responsibility have been through the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) process and are familiar with our Child Safeguarding Policy and Adult Safeguarding Policy.

Both policies were updated, reviewed and approved on 15 June 2021 by Dunnington PCC. They will next be reviewed at the first full meeting of the PCC after 2022 Annual Meeting.

The policies are on display in each church within the Benefice. Signed and dated copies have been sent to the York Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser. The original documents showing signatures are kept by the Rector, Revd Nick Bird.

Our current Safeguarding Representative is:

Mary Murray

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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mary or our Rector Revd Nick Bird.