All Saints Church 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

We follow the policies adopted by the Church of England and Diocese of Chester. These are detailed in the Safeguarding Handbook you can see below.

Should you have any concerns, please contact in the first instance

Margaret Cruxton who is responsible for all aspects of Safeguarding in the parish:


Telephone: 01270 876366

or the Diocesan Safeguarding Officer, Sean Augustine:

Email: – Telephone: 07704 338885


We understand safeguarding to be an integral part of the life and ministry of our Church. The care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults visiting and participating in Church activities is important to us, everyone who participates in the life of the church has a role to play in promoting a safer church for all.

In order to do this:

All Saints Church has adopted and implements the House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policies:

Promoting a Safer Church safeguarding policy statements for children young people and vulnerable adults

The Church of England Parish Safeguarding Handbook brings into one place and summarises safeguarding responsibilities of the parish as outlined in the House of Bishops’ Policies and Practise Guidance. It supports the day to day work of the parish in relation to safeguarding.

All Saints Parish Safeguarding Policy may be viewed here.

Further Church of England Safeguarding policies and guidance can be found in the safeguarding e-manual.

All members of the Ministry Team, the PCC and Messy Church have undergone Safeguarding Training and have been DBS checked.

A simple leaflet detailing what safeguarding entails and who and how to contact someone can be accessed here along with a leaflet about E safety.

If you have any concerns about either yourself or another person that may be being harmed or is at risk of harm, please contact us straight away. If you are concerned about anybody working or volunteering within the church acting inappropriately we want to know.

If you have concerns about possible abuse (including allegations):

  • In an emergency, call emergency services 999.
  • If you have concerns always contact the Parish Safeguarding Officer who will inform the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser and social services.
  • Keep a record of what happened, your concerns and your actions.


If a child, young person or adult wishes to disclose they have been abused:

  • Do not question or investigate.
  • Do not promise confidentiality; tell them you will need to share the information.
  • Assure them they are not to blame.
  • Tell them what you are going to do and that they will be told what happens.
  • Make careful notes of what is said, record dates, times, events.
  • Report it to the Parish Safeguarding Officer and the Rector.
  • Only tell those who need to know.

Please contact the Parish Safeguarding Officer:

Margaret Cruxton
Parish Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 01270 876366 Email:

The Diocesan Vulnerability and Safeguarding Adviser is Sean Augustin

Sean is based at Church House, Daresbury – Telephone No. 01928  718834 / 07704 338885 (office hours), email


Here are the contact details of other agencies that are available to assist either on a 24 hour basis or through specialist helplines and services:

Cheshire East Children’s Services

Office hours     0300 123 5012

Out of hours     0300 123 5022

Cheshire East Adult’s Services

Office hours     0300 123 5010

Out of hours     0300123 5022


Emergency       999

Non urgent       101


24 hour helpline     08001111

Family Lives

Mon – Fri 9am – 9pm        08088002222

Sat – Sun 10am – 3pm      08088002222


24 hour helpline      08088005000   free phone

National Domestic Violence Helpline

24 hour helpline      08082000247    free phone

Action on Elder Abuse Helpline

Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm     08088088141    free phone


24 hour helpline       08457909090

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