A SAFER CHURCH: House of Bishops Safeguarding Policy for young people and adults.
Here at St Lukes, the care and protection of Children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Church.
Our Commitments: Promoting a safer environment and culture / Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults / Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation / Caring pastorally for victims, survivors of abuse or other affected persons / Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns, allegations of abuse and other affected persons / Responding to those that may pose a present risk.
If you are Concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser, or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.
Local contacts available to speak to if you have any concerns:
Parish Safeguarding officer -
Parish Priest - Fr Charles Gorton, tel: 0161 736 5819
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser - Abbey Clephane-Wilson, tel: 0161 828 1451/email: [email protected]
Local Authority Social Services - 0161 794 8888
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
CHILDLINE: 0800 1111
Stop it Now: 0808 1000 900
NAPAC: 0808 801 0331
Samaritans: 116 123
Family Lives: 0808 800 2222
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Action on Elder Abuse: 0808 808 8141
If there is immediate risk or danger please contact the Police on 101