Safeguarding

The Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels

Greenway Road

Runcorn

WA7 5BS


Safeguarding


St Michael and All Angels Church, Runcorn, Cheshire takes its duty and obligation to protect our community extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England’s robust procedures and guidelines. 


If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues of a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at www.chester.anglican.org/social-responsibility/safeguarding


or


www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding.


If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues of a safeguarding matter then you can contact our  Safeguarding officer,


Ted Owen

Safeguarding Officer –St Michael and All Angels Church, Runcorn, Cheshire

01928 770901

ted.owen@ntlworld.com


Pauline Butterfield

Diocesan Vulnerability and Safeguarding Officer – Diocese of Chester


pauline.butterfield@chester.anglican.org

01928 718834


Parish Safeguarding Handbook

https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2019-03/Parish%20Safeguarding%20Handbook%20March%202019.pdf


National Safeguarding, Policy and Practice Guidance

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding



Past Case Review (PCR2)


All parishes are required to participate in a Past Cases Review, commissioned by the Church of England. PCR2, as it is known nationally, is part of the Church’s ongoing scrutiny of its handling of past and current safeguarding cases. An Independent Reviewer will be looking at files relating to church officers in this parish, both lay and ordained, past and present.

“Individuals who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process, or who need to come forward with information or make any disclosures, are encouraged to make direct contact with the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser. However, recognising that this may not feel safe for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the Church, a dedicated telephone helpline – 0800 80 20 20 – operated independently from the Church, by the NSPCC, has been set up.

Individuals who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process or who need to come forward with information or make any disclosures regarding church-related abuse are encouraged to make direct contact with the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser.

However, recognising that this may not feel safe for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the Church, a dedicated telephone helpline – 0800 80 20 20 – operated independently from the Church, by the NSPCC, has been set up.

For more information.


click on the link below

Link to Church of England