SAFEGUARDING ISSUES

IF THERE IS IMMEDIATE RISK OR DANGER PLEASE CONTACT THE POLICE ON  101.

WHAT IS SAFEGUARDING?:-

SAFEGUARDING Is part of the life and ministry of the Church. Safeguarding means the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture. This means we will promote the welfare of children, young people and adults, work to prevent abuse from occurring, seek to protect those that are at risk of being abused and respond well to those that have been abused. We will take care to identify where a person may present a risk to others, and offer support to them whilst taking steps to mitigate such risks. The Church of England affirms the ‘Whole Church’ approach to safeguarding. This approach encompasses a commitment to consistent policy and practice across all Church bodies, Church Officers and that everyone associated with the Church, who comes into contact with children, young people and adults, has a role to play. The Church will take appropriate steps to maintain a safer environment for all and to practice fully and positively Christ's Ministry towards children, young people and adults; to respond sensitively and compassionately to their needs in order to help keep them safe from harm. 

WHAT TO DO IF YOU FEEL THAT A PERSON/PERSONS IS OR HAS BEEN SUFFERING ABUSE AT ST Thomas Newhey.

 Contact Laura Smith our SafeGuarding Officer   st-thomas-safeguarding@hotmail.com.

OR.

Contact the Diocese Safeguarding Officers

ABBEY CLEPHANE-WILSON, ADDRESS: Diocesan Secretary's Office,Church House, 90 Deansgate, M3 2GH

or the assistant SafeGuarding Officer KATHRYN FORD at the same address

There is also a LISTENING LINE Listening line :- 0303 003 1111

This is a special helpline that has been set up for those who have been affected either directly or indirectly by abuse in a church or cathedral setting. The helpline will be staffed by thirtyone: (formerly the Church’s Child Protection Advisory Service - CCPAS) - 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.

4. The Diocese also provides safeguarding advice to the Bishop and his leadership team further help and reading can be found on the diocese web site:= 

 https://www.manchester.anglican.org/safeguarding/