Church of England Diocese of Manchester Saint James, Hope

Safeguarding

<span style="font-size: 1rem;">Reporting abuse and finding support</span>

If you have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention call the emergency services on 999. Do not delay.

If you have a concern and need to make contact about a safeguarding issue, please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor Abbey Clephane-Wilson on 07436 589606. If you need to make urgent contact outside of office hours contact 3:18 (formerly CCPAS) on 0303 003 1111.

<span style="font-size: 1rem;">Or you can report any safeguarding concerns directly to the NST please email [email protected] We will ensure that any concerns are referred to the relevant diocese and/or statutory agency, as appropriate.</span>

Finding support

We understand reporting abuse may be very difficult and distressing to you and it may add to your hurt by our not being able to immediately assist you. Therefore here are the contact details of other agencies that are available to assist either on a 24-hour basis or through specialist helplines and services:

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.

Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 ((lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.

Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.

Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 ( free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)