The Diocese of Manchester, and the people in its parish churches, 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.

If you have a concern and need to make contact about a safeguarding issue, please contact our Safeguarding Officer in the first instance or one of the diocese contacts (below). If you need to make urgent contact outside of office hours contact 3:18 (formerly CCPAS) on 0303 003 1111.

Christ’s Church Harwood Safeguarding Officer                       Mrs Gina James                        01204 382453

Manchester Diocese Safeguarding Officer                              Abbey Clephane-Wilson          0161 828 1400

Manchester Diocese Assistant Safeguarding Officer              Kathryn Ford                             0161 828 1400