Our parish of Newhey: St Thomas is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm.
We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO).
Our Diocese of Manchester's safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO.
If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm or have any concerns or enquiries regarding safeguardiing please contact our PSO.
PARISH SAFEGUARDING OFFICER : LAURA SMITH
Tel 01706 594284 (c/o Reverand Janet Pitman)
The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor is Abbey Clephan-Wilson, she can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or at Tel 0161 828 1465/ mob 07384460958
Out of Hours Support
The Diocese of Manchester partners with thirtyone:eight and you can access their Safeguarding Helpline if the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor is unavailable. thirtyone:eight contact is 0303 003 111.
This also includes any safeguarding queries outside of office hours on weekdays and weekends. An Information Sharing Agreement between the two organisations will allow the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor to receive a copy of the advice thirtyone:eight may offer the caller.
In Case of Emergency, If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority
Children or Adults Service.
Please see separate page for national Helplines.
Diocesan Safeguarding : https://www.manchester.anglican.org/safeguarding
NSPCC CHILD PROTECTION HELPLINE: 0808 800 5000, Lines free and open 24hrs
Child-line: 0800 1111 Lines are free and open 24hrs
Parent Line : 0808 800 2222
National Domestic Violence Helpline : 0808 2000 247 Lines free and open 24hrs
Samaritans Helpline : 116 123 (open 24hrs)
Action on Elder Abuse Helpline : 080 8808 8141 (Free phone Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm)