The PCC and staff of St James & Emmanuel want and are required to make this church community safe for everyone. We adopt all national and diocesan requirements and regularly review our procedures.
REPORTING A SAFEGUARDING CONCERN
Any safeguarding concerns can be brought to the attention of our local Parish Safeguarding Officer, Joyce Thom, 07731 485620, in the first instance. This number is monitored between 9am and 5pm.
If required, you can seek further advice from Abbey Clephane-Wilson, the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, as necessary. Abbey can be contacted on 0161 828 1451 or 07436 589606. Abbey or a member of the safeguarding team are available between the hours of 9am until 5pm, Monday to Friday.
In the event of the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser being unavailable due to being on holiday or other absence, you will be advised to contact thirtyone:eight for safeguarding advice on 0303 003 1111. This also includes any emergency safeguarding queries outside of office hours on weekdays and weekends. An Information Sharing Agreement between the two organisations will allow the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser to receive a copy of the advice thirtyone:eight may offer the parish church/caller.
In addition the Diocese of Manchester partners with thirtyone:eight in relation to Disclosure (i.e. DBS) services and accessing their safeguarding Helpline when required. For DBS related queries, please contact them on 0303 003 1111 option 1.
The Diocese of Manchester also uses thirtyone:eight as its approved Listening Service provider, supporting anyone impacted by abuse. Should you be interested in this service, please contact he Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser in the first instance and we will offer you more information. You can read more about thirtyone:eight’s Listening service by downloading a leaflet HERE:
The PCC of St James & Emmanuel formally adopted the ‘Parish Safeguarding Handbook’ on Monday 18th January 2020 and this supersedes previously adopted policies. A copy of the handbook can be accessed below: