We are committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officers, PSOs, Mrs Sally-Jane Brown (01457 835902) or Mrs Pauline Holland (01457 874099). The Diocese of Manchester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.
Safeguarding is a standing item at every PCC meeting and the declaration of our policy (shown below) is revised, updated and signed each year at the first PCC meeting following the Annual Parochial Church meeting (usually April/May).
Further information is available by clicking the here or the Safeguarding button at the bottom of this page.
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
NSPCC: 0800 80 20 20 - for Church of England Child Protection matters.
Childline: 0800 1111
Stop It Now: 0808 100 0900
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
Thirtyone:eight Listening line: 0303 003 1111 - this is a special helpline for those who have been affected either directly or indirectly by abuse in a church setting. It is staffed by an independent safeguarding charity and is available 7 days a week. You may be asked to leave a message but will be called back. Calls will be handled sensitively and confidentially.