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CofE Safeguarding policy statement book cover


St Peter’s Halliwell is committed to ensuring that children, young people and adults at risk are protected and cared for when involved in church activities.

Group Leaders
All of our Group Leaders who deal with children, young people or adults at risk are required to provide references and to be fully DBS checked.

Our Commitments
•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.

Useful Documents
St. Peter’s Parish Safeguarding Handbook

Diocese of Manchester Safeguarding Handbook

Safeguarding Policy Statement from the Church of England


NSPCC Child Protection Helpline:
0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours).
0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours).
Parent Line:
0808 800 2222
National Domestic Violence Helpline:
0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours).
Samaritans Helpline:
116 123 (open 24 hours).
Action on Elder Abuse Helpline:
080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)

Contact Details

For further information, or to discuss any concerns, please contact the St. Peter’s Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator
Mrs Chris Winstanley
[email protected]
tel: 07811 026822
Revd. Alan Saunders (Vicar)
[email protected]
tel: 01204 848624
Abbey Clephane-Wilson
Diocese of Manchester
Safeguarding  Advisor
[email protected]
0161 828 1465
07384 460958

Out of Hours support

The Diocese of Manchester partners with thirtyone:eight and you can access their Safeguarding Helpline if the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is unavailable.
Thirtyone:eight can be contacted on 0303 003 1111.

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 Adviser to receive a copy of the advice thirtyone:eight may offer the caller.

In the case of an emergency

If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police or your local authority Children or Adults Service.