Safeguarding

Manchester Cathedral works hard to safeguard children and young people, vulnerable adults and those in abusive relationships. We aim to create safe environments, 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.

We follow the Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk Manchester Diocese Handbook of Policy and Procedures. We act promptly on any complaints made, and work in partnership with Manchester Diocese, the police and social care services where children or adults at risk have been harmed or are at risk of harm or mistreatment.

Who to contact

If you have a general enquiry relating to safeguarding at Manchester Cathedral, please contact Stuart Shepherd (Cathedral Safeguarding Coordinator) on 0161 833 2220 (extension 229) or stuart.shepherd@manchestercathedral.org

If you need to make urgent contact outside of office hours then please call the Church’s Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS) on 0845 120 4550.

Listening line - 0845 120 4553

This is a special helpline that has been set up for those who have been affected either directly or indirectly by abuse in a church or cathedral setting. The helpline will be staffed by the Church’s Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS) - an independent safeguarding charity and is available 7 days a week. You may be asked to leave a message but will be called back. Calls will be handled sensitively and confidentially.