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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 Michael's. You can read more about our safeguarding policies below.

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 or other affected persons.

  • Responding to those that may pose a present risk​  

Our Safeguarding Policy

Link to the Church of England's Safeguarding Handbook

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

Only our Parish Safeguarding Officer (Deborah Gould) has 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 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

Abbey Clephane-Wilson
0161 828 1451
07436 589606

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

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