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.

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Our commitments

We have adopted the House of Bishops Safeguarding Policy (see the Parish Safeguarding Handbook) for children, young people & adults and commit to:
 

  • 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 


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 or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.

Parish Safeguarding Officer - Maureen Cain T: 07917 835 569
Chester Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser - Pauline Butterfield T:01928 718 834 Ext: 221
Trafford Local Authority (Children) - T: 0161 912 5125
Trafford Local Authority (Adults) - T: 0161 912 5135

If there is immediate risk or danger contact the police on 999

If you need to log a concern or allegation, please use our safeguarding log sheet

Safeguarding log

 

Code of Conduct

For St Mary's Junior Church, a local code of conduct has been produced to be used alongside the national guidelines.


For further information about the national policies and procedures please visit the Church of England website