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, 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 in addition to Church of England policy and practice. We act promptly on any complaints made and work in close partnership with the diocese, 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. We care for those who have been abused in the past, and minister appropriately to those who have abused.
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).
Any safeguarding concerns should be raised with our Parish Safeguarding Officer Mrs Sue Warburton (07709 152841), or with the Vicar (via Get in touch). Information about the Manchester Diocesan Safeguarding team can be found here.
Further information is available by clicking here or the Safeguarding button at the bottom of this page.
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
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.