Welcome to the work of the Safeguarding Department of the Diocese of Salford.

In this section you will find information on how to:

  • Report a concern about a child or adult at risk;
  • Support to survivors of abuse;
  • How to create a safer environment;
  • How to safely recruit staff and volunteers;
  • Guidance as to how to promote a culture of safeguarding across the Diocese.

On this page, you also will find the details of the central safeguarding team and how to contact us.

We hope that you will find this area useful, and we welcome any constructive comments you may have that will help us improve our services.

Who to contact

Reporting Safeguarding Concerns: If you have information of a safeguarding nature where a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention call emergency services on 999.

If you wish to report any safeguarding concerns, past or present, please email or call us on: 0161 817 2206

Safeguarding Officer / Interim Safeguarding Coordinator – Jenny Clayton: / 0161 817 2206 / 07436 157006

Safeguarding Officer – Kirstie McLachlan: / 0161 817 2206 / 07435 785957

Safeguarding Officer – Danny Islip: / 0161 817 2206 / 07338 991694

We will ensure that any concerns are dealt with in a timely and appropriate manner.

PSR Support and Creating a Safer Environment queries:

Safer Recruitment – DBS Queries: 0161 817 2206

Administrator – Dakota Waterhouse: 0161 817 2206

We can arrange for translation, as requested.

Pilot Safeguarding Audit of the Diocese of Salford

In February 2023 the Diocese of Salford volunteered to undertake a pilot audit of its safeguarding function, carried out by the CSSA, which showed our diocese was making firm progress against safeguarding standards. Please click here to find out more.