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Communications with Leeds Diocese.

Communications with Leeds Diocese.

A hypocritical organisation

  • Institutional impunity
  • Conspirital silence.
  • No candour, only secrecy.
  • delays
  • evasions
  • No empathy here
  • aggression is their theme
  • Seditious actions
  • Exclusions
  • Threats

Raising an Official Complaint

  • Writing to The Leeds Diocese
  • A letter raising a formal complaint, to The Bishop of Leeds in March 2020.
  • Reply late afternoon 30th September 2020
    (over 6 months later)
  • Paints the blackest possible picture.
  • Selective use of facts, little mention of the woman's despicable behaviour
  • Drama biased adjectives used to influence the reader.
  • No mention of my Service record, totally omitted.
  • No mention of my good character, no references.

My recommendations to anyone faced with this situation.

  • Jump on this quickly.
  • Contact, in writing, all the Clergy who might be involved.
  • Ask for details.
  • There is a 12 months time limit
    on bringing misconduct action against a Church Officer.
    12 months passes very quickly.
  • Using "Safeguarding" as a weapon
  • The Clergy are easily hoodwinked.
  • Make sure you get the seeds of doubt sown very early.
  • Sadly, this is never ending
  • Over 3 years on
  • The victimisation continues
  • Always a victim
  • Never a survivor
  • The Leaders of The CofE continue to perpetrate abuse
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The Reverend Canon Leah Vasey-Saunders enacts the Safeguarding failure.

The The Reverend Mark Watkins brings about the Safeguarding failure.

The Very Reverend Simon Cowling, Dean of Wakefield at Wakefield Cathedral, leads the Safeguarding failure.

The Venerable Peter Townley, Archdeacon of Pontefract, executes the Safeguarding failure.

Leeds Diocese Safeguarding: A Safeguarding Failure.

Wakefield Cathedral Safeguarding: A Safeguarding Failure.

All Saints Pontefract Safeguarding: A Safeguarding Failure.

Church of England Safeguarding: A Safeguarding Failure.

This page is incomplete, under development. It will be worked on during 2022.

‘Safeguarding’ is of paramount importance to us.
Not only of young people and vulnerable adults but also of all users of the building.
If you have any concerns, they will be taken seriously, and dealt with swiftly, sensitively and in confidence.

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