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Safeguarding

The Diocese of Manchester, and the people in its parish churches including our deanery, 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, and 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, and Church of England policy and practice. We act promptly on any complaints made, and work in close partnership with 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.

Each of our deanery churches has an appointed Safeguarding Officer; if you need to speak to one them and don’t have contact details please contact the deanery office and we can point you you in the right direction.

Further Information

The Church of England’s policy and reporting procedures can be found here.
Manchester Diocese policy and reporting procedures can be found here.
Greater Manchester Police can be contacted via email at publicprotection.division@gmp.pnn.police.uk.
Manchester City Council policy and reporting procedures can be found here.