Due to current government guidance the members of the safeguarding office are working remotely, however we are still functioning and are contactable. If you wish to speak to a member of the team please call the office number: 0161 817 2206 and leave a clear message with your name and phone number and a member of the team will return your call. All calls to this number are diverted to a member of the safeguarding team. Alternatively you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
If at any time during this period you are concerned about the welfare of a child or adult at risk, do not delay in contacting the police, using 999 if a child or adult is believed to be in immediate danger. It is the policy of the Catholic Church in England and Wales to report all allegations of abuse to statutory authorities, regardless of whether the abuse occurred recently or in the past, or whether the accused person is living or deceased.
If you are in any role within the Catholic Church in England and Wales, you must refer allegations directly to the safeguarding office for your diocese or religious congregation, or directly to the Police.
If you are a member of the public, please refer allegations directly to the police and also to the safeguarding office in your diocese
Please note, the usual rules in respect of DBS checks are applied. New volunteers must be checked in the usual way where there is eligibility.