OneBell Logo Belfry Tales Home Who are we?

Previous Home Next

The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser.  ( September 2019 )

Jenny Leccardi Jenny Leccardi Public Interest Journalism
The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (Wakefield Cathedral). 
( September 2019 )
Contact here

Total failure  ( September 2019 to March 2020 )

  • Initial Failures
  • The woman declared this to be a "Safeguarding issue".
  • Jenny Leccardi declared this NOT to be a "Safeguarding issue".
  • Total IMPUNITY. The Bishop's Guidance does not allow her to make that decision.

  • Failed to gather independent information.
  • Failed to verify the woman’s story.
  • Failed to be aware of the woman’s previous behaviour.
  • Failed to communicate with the accused.
  • Listening failures
  • Failed to listen to The Police
  • Failed to listen to peers
  • Failed to consider letters written by others.
  • Failed to verify the woman's story
  • Totally hoodwinked by the woman.
  • Advice failures
  • Failed to ensure The Archdeacon of Pontefract had true information.
  • Failed to pass on vital information
  • Allowed Peter Townley to make a libelous statement
  • The stress and defamation she started still continues.
  • The Police say:-
  • Safeguarding can not take anyone at their word no matter how much they trust you.
    In law they would be criticised for taking you at your word should something go awry at a later date.
  • Yet the attacker is believed.

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisors Regulations 2016

My recommendations to anyone faced with this situation.

  • Jump on this quickly.
  • Using "Safeguarding" as a weapon
  • The Clergy are easily hoodwinked.
  • Make sure you get the seeds of doubt sown very early.

This page is incomplete, under development. It will be worked on during 2020.

Who are we? This document maintained in the UK by
Material Copyright © 2001 Derek C Johnstone

We have tried to keep this site very simple, to reduce loading times

Last Updated 25th January 2022