St Ann's Church, Belfield strives to be a safe and caring place for all.  We adhere to the policies of the national church and actively work to ensure the safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  All groups that meet in our buildings also have to agree to comply with these policies.  We can provide support for drawing up a safeguarding policy for regular users of our buildings.

The Diocese of Manchester partners with thirtyone:eight in relation to Disclosure (i.e. DBS) services and accessing their safeguarding Helpline when required.  For DBS related queries, please contact them on 0303 003 1111 option 1.

In the event of the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser being unavailable due to being on holiday or other absence, you will be advised to contact thirtyone:eight for safeguarding advice on 0303 003 1111.  This also includes any emergency safeguarding queries outside of office hours on weekdays and weekends.  An Information Sharing Agreement between the two organisations will allow the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser to receive a copy of the advice thirtyone:eight may offer the parish church/caller.

SAB_Safeguarding_Policy_2023_orVu2dG, DOCX


Parish_Safeguarding_Handbook_August_2019, PDF