The Parish of St. Matthew and St. Leonard Bootle takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously.

We have adopted the national Church of England's robust procedures and guidelines.

You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at

If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues on a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at”

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser Andy Holmes 07940 378139 Diocesan Safeguarding - [email protected]

Mick Murphy, Deputy Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser – 07376 431466 [email protected]

Childline 0808 800 5000

our safeguarding officer is Mr Barry Gray 07805955727

PCC makes sure that the way our groups work with children and adults will keep them safe and will not place them at an unacceptable risk of harm. We do this through:

establishing, implementing and following good safeguarding policies and procedures including safe recruitment;

ensuring all staff and volunteers are aware of and follow the organisation’s safeguarding policies and procedures;

•ensuring that all staff and volunteers receive safeguarding training.