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 the church.


Our commitments

We have adopted the House of Bishops Safeguarding Policy (see the Parish Safeguarding Handbook) for children, young people & adults and commit to:

  • 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 

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 a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.

Parish Safeguarding Officer - Maureen Cain T: 07539 849 698
Chester Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser - Pauline Butterfield T:01928 718 834 Ext: 221
Trafford Local Authority (Children) - T: 0161 912 5125
Trafford Local Authority (Adults) - T: 0161 912 5135

If there is immediate risk or danger contact the police on 999

If you need to log a concern or allegation, please use our safeguarding log sheet

Safeguarding log


Code of Conduct

For St Mary's Junior Church, a local code of conduct has been produced to be used alongside the national guidelines.

For further information about the national policies and procedures please visit the Church of England website