Promoting a safer Church

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.
We work hard to safeguard children and young people, vulnerable adults and those in abusive relationships. 

Our commitments:

  • Promoting a safe environment and culture, where children and young people are nurtured and protected; and where all people, and especially those who may be vulnerable for any reason, are able to worship and pursue their faith journey with encouragement and in safety.
  • 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

Our safeguarding policies

Policy Statement on Safeguarding Children

Policy Statement on Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

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.

Safeguarding Contacts

Bolton Parish Church Safeguarding Officer
Rose-Marie Newport

07905 262998 / 0161 764 4361

Deputy : Alex Tatman  01204 416267

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 /
 07436 589 606

Safeguarding Concerns outside standard office hours, which are generally Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm, can be reported to CCPAS on 0845 120 4550.

CCPAS Listener telephone line: 0845 120 4553

Bolton Council Safeguarding Contacts:


01204 331500 – during office hours

01204 337777 – out of office hours


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










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