At Christ Church we work hard to maintain a safe environment for all.

We are committed to implementing the House of Bishops’ safeguarding policies and good practice guidance.

If you have any concerns or enquiries regarding safeguarding, please contact our safeguarding officer.

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Pauline Jones


The Diocesan Safeguarding Team can be contacted or on 01928 643442

Out of Hours Support

The Diocese of Chester partners with thirtyone:eight and you can access their Safeguarding Helpline if the Diocesan Safeguarding Team is unavailable. Thirtyone:eight can be contacted on 0303 003 1111.

This also includes any safeguarding queries outside of office hours on weekdays and weekends. An Information Sharing Agreement between the two organisations will allow the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser to receive a copy of the advice thirtyone:eight may offer the caller.

In the case of an emergency

 If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Service.


  • Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours).
  • Parent Line: 0808 800 2222
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours).
  • Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours).
  • Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (freephone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)


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“Promoting a Safer Church” is the House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance, adopted by Christ Church. It sets out the policy of the Church of England on safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

“The Parish Safeguarding Handbook” brings into one place the key safeguarding responsibilities for parishes that are outlined in “Promoting a Safer Church” the House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance.

Promoting a Safer Environment and Activitiescomplements and expands upon information in the Parish Safeguarding Handbook. It is intended to act as a ‘How to…’ guide to help churches in their everyday ministry. It has been produced to give clear guidance to many of the questions that parishes most often ask about keeping people safe in church.

“Christ Church Chester, Taking Images: Statement of Practice” is a handy guide for anyone taking, storing and sharing images for Christ Church Chester. It summarises the principles outlined in ‘Promoting a Safer Environment and Activities’ and clarifies Christ Church’s responsibilities under the General Data Protection Regulations.