All Saints’ Church Lawton 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

If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues of a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at


Past Cases Review 2

Making Our Churches Safer

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Can you help? The Church of England has asked all churches to carry out a review of past and present safeguarding issues in their parish. 
If you know of any safeguarding issues connected with  All Saints Church, Church Lawton in living memory please contact one of the people listed below.
Margaret Cruxton  Parish Safeguarding Officer Phone 01270 876366 Email

The Rector
Safeguarding – a review of all past and current files
Dear friends, In 2007, the Church of England commissioned a Past Case Review (PCR) which sought to look at the Church’s handling of safeguarding cases over many years. A report in 2018 into the original PCR revealed shortcomings both in the process and final outcome. As a result, the Church of England announced that all dioceses must complete a second review. The Past Case Review (PCR2) is part of the Church’s ongoing scrutiny of its handling of past and current safeguarding cases. Over the course of 2020 in the Diocese of Chester, an Independent Reviewer will look at all safeguarding records and files relating to church officers, both lay and ordained, past and present. All parishes and church settings are required to respond. We will be checking our Parish records as far as we are able. Information is not being requested on worshippers and those attending church activities who do not hold a role in the parish.  If you have any knowledge of any safeguarding issues pertaining to anyone holding a leadership role at All Saints Church Lawton since 1940 please contact us on the numbers overleaf or ring Pauline Butterfield, Diocesan Safeguarding Officer, on 01928 718834 or out of office hours 07703 800031 or email All information will be treated as confidential. Thank you Margaret Cruxton (Parish Safeguarding Officer). 

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