Christ Church




Promoting a safer church

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

  • 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 any 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 

The Church of England has produced a Parish Safeguarding Handbook which can be found here

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

Reporting your concerns

If there is immediate risk or danger contact the Police


Our Safeguarding Co-Ordinator: 
Canon Catherine Hilton


The Vicar

0161 797 7652

If you prefer to speak to someone outside the parish: 
Abbey Clephane-Wilson 
is the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor

0161 828 1451














Manchester Diocese has a special Listening Line: 0303 003 1111. This has been set up for those who have been affected either directly or indirectly by abuse in a church or cathedral setting. The helpline will be staffed by 31:8 Safeguarding Helpline. 31:8 are an independent safeguarding charity and the line is available 7 days a week. You may be asked to leave a message but will be called back. Calls will be handled sensitively and confidentially.


There are a number of ways to get help and here are a few of them:

NSPCC0808 800 5000
Childline0808 1111
Stop It Now0808 1000 900
NAPAC0808 801 0331
Samaritans116 123
Family Lives0808 800 2222
National Domestic Violence Helpline0808 2000 247
Action on Elder Abuse0808 808 8141






Our policy statements

are available here: 
Children and Young Adults 
Vulnerable Adults

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