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 The Parish of The Good Shepherd 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

Quick Contact List

Vicar - currently in vacancy

Safeguarding Coordinator ​​ Moira Wilson 07854 536949      Email: [email protected]

Diocesan Safeguarding Officer​​ Abbey Clephane-Wilson [email protected] 0161 828 1451 / 07436 589606

Safeguarding Helpline 0303 003 111 The helpline will be staffed by the 31:8 - 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

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