We take the safeguarding of our children and vulnerable adults seriously. We want to do the best that we can to ensure that all who take part in our services and events are as safe as they can be. We believe that safeguarding is the responsibility of all of us.
If you have any concerns that a child or vulnerable adult may be at risk of immediate harm, then contact the police on 101 or 999.
If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser (details below), or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Services or the Police without delay.
Local contacts to speak to if you have any concerns:
Local Authority Social Services
0161 912 5125 (MARAT)
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
Childline: 0800 1111
Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900
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
We have adopted “Promoting a Safer Church”: the House of Bishops Safeguarding Policy for children, young people and adults. This can be viewed online here.
We follow guidance given in the Parish Safeguarding Handbook on implementing this policy, and the handbook can be downloaded from here.
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/allegations of abuse and other affected persons
Responding to those that may pose a present risk