At St Paul's Church we work hard to safeguard children and young people, vulnerable adults and those in abusive relationships. We aim to create safe environments, where children and young people are nurtured and protected; and where all people, and especially those who may be vulnerable for any reason, are able to worship and pursue their faith journey with encouragement and in safety.
We follow the national legal and procedural framework for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, and Church of England policy and practice.
We act promptly on any complaints made, and work in close partnership with police and social care services where children or vulnerable adults have been harmed or are at risk of harm or mistreatment.
We provide safe recruitment, training and support to our voluntary and paid workers with children and vulnerable adults.
For more information or if you have any concerns, please contact:
Lead Safeguarding Officer: Lea Appleby ([email protected])
The Diocesan Safeguarding Policy can be found here: https://cofemanchester.contentfiles.net/media/documents/document/2019/06/Parish_Safeguarding_Handbook_March_2019.pdf
Should you be concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from the Diocese of Manchester's Safeguarding Adviser (0161 828 1451) or if necessary report the matter to Manchester Council's Social Services (call: 0161 234 5001/email: [email protected]) or Greater Manchester Police without delay.