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.


* 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

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

St George’s Safeguarding Officers

Sandra Smith
Ruth O’Neill

Please don’t send sensitive information via email, but get in touch, providing a contact number, and our safeguarding officer will get back to you asap.

Manchester Diocese Safeguarding Officer
Abbey Clephane-Wilson
0161 828 1451

Oldham Social Services
0161 770 7777 (in hours)
0161 770 6936 (emergencies)

If there is an immediate risk or danger please contact the police on 101.

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

Childline: 0800 1111

Stop It Now: 0808 100 0900

NAPAC: 0808 801 0331

Samaritans: 116 123

Family Lives: 0808 800 2222

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Action On Elder Abuse: 0808 808 8141