Church of England Diocese of Manchester Christ Church Ashton under Lyne

Safeguarding Children and Adults at risk

• SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND ADULTS AT RISK

Quick Contact List

The Parish Office 0161 330 1601

Vicar The Revd. Dr. David Jacks

0161 330 1601 / 07974 937517

Safeguarding Coordinators       Karen Eato   Sarah Craig and Bekki Vaughan

Sunday School Leader                Elizabeth Travis

Church Wardens      Stenten Withnall  Adrian Roberts  Barbara Gaskin

The Parochial Church Council Secretary      Andrea McGowan

Those named above are all contactable via the Parish Office

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Diocesan Safeguarding Officer

Abbey Clephane-Wilson

[email protected]

0161 828 1451 / 07436 589606

Safeguarding Helpline

0303 003 111 - This helpline is staffed by an independent safeguarding charity - and is available 7 days a week. Calls will be handled sensitively and confidentially.

NSPCC Hotline 0808 800 5000 or, [email protected]

NSPCC Childline 0800 1111 or, www.childline.org.uk

Tameside Children’s Safeguarding Board:

Mon – Fri Office hours

0161 342 4101

Out of hours

0161 342 2222

Tameside Adults’ Safeguarding Board:

Mon – Fri Office hours

0161 342 2400

Out of hours

0161 342 2222 If the situation is dangerous for a child, young person or adult at risk, dial 999 ask for POLICE

Safeguarding / Promoting a Safer Church:

• 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. There is an ongoing culture of vigilance at Christ Church and any causes for concern are raised immediately.

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/allegation of abuse and other affected persons

• Responding to those that may pose a present risk

• Safeguarding policy and procedures are accessible to everyone in church and all of our workers have undergone safeguarding training.

• The designated Safeguarding Coordinators are: Bekki Vaughan, Sarah Craig and Karen Eato 0161 330 1601