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 St Clement's. You can read more about our safeguarding policies below.
At St Clement's Church we are committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). The Diocese of Manchester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSO.
If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact our PSO (Louise Boxall) using the details below. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority's children or adult social care services.
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 or 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 our Parish Safeguarding Officers or if necessary report the matter to the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.
Parish Safeguarding Officer - Louise Boxall
Only our Parish Safeguarding Officer(s) have access to this email account. Any information shared will be treated carefully and confidentially, and only shared on a need to know basis. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have a concern or question.
This above email account will be monitored regularly however if you require safeguarding advice more quickly, please contact thirtyone:eight on 0303 003 1111 or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor using the details below.
If there is an immediate risk or danger please contact the Police on 101.
Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor
0161 828 1451
Manchester City Council Social Services
0161 234 5001
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
Childline: 0800 1111
Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900
NAPAC: 0808 801 0331
Samaritans: 116 123
Family Lives: 0808 800 2222
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Action On Elder Abuse: 0808 8088 141