Our Parish Safeguarding Coordinator is Dr Ian Casson: Telephone 0151 6252595

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Pauline Butterfield 01928 718834 ext 221 or 07703 800031

If you or anyone you are in contact with would like to talk to someone independently, please call the Safe Spaces helpline on 0300 303 1056 or email safespaces@victimsupport.org.uk

Safeguarding Information

St Michael & All Angels takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England’s robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding.

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

The Pearl report

Support is available to you 

If you are a victim, or you or someone you know is affected by the publication of the Pearl Review, please know that support is available.

For more information about support available to you, including how to access the diocesan listening service, contact Margaret Andrews, the PA to the Bishop of Stockport. Your email will be treated in the strictest of confidence and Margaret can help signpost you to further support.  

Email: pearl@chester.anglican.org / Telephone: 07590 396 782

If you want to make a disclosure, contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Pauline Butterfield. If someone has made a disclosure to you, you have a standing duty to pass on this information to the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser.   

Email: Pauline.Butterfield@chester.anglican.org / Telephone: 07703 800 031

Contact Safe Spaces, a free and independent support service, providing a confidential, personal, and safe space for anyone who has been abused through their relationship with either the Church of England, the Catholic Church of England and Wales, or the Church in Wales.

Email: safespaces@victimsupport.org.uk / Telephone: 0300 303 1056 / Website: www.safespacesenglandandwales.org.uk

Safeguarding Past Cases Review

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 Pauline Butterfield 01928 718834 ext221 or 07703 800031. 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.