Child Protection

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) administration for people who work with children and vulnerable adults is processed by Church House, Manchester. Please contact Lesley Whittaker on 0161 828 1403.

General procedural queries are dealt with by the Diocesan Youth Officer, Susie Mapledoram.

Where to get help

If you have a concern and need to make contact about a safeguarding issue, please contact Abbey Clephane-Wilson, Safeguarding Officer, on 0161 828 1451 / 07436 589606 or If you need to make urgent contact outside of office hours contact the Church’s Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS) on 0845 120 4550.

A special listening line has been set up for those who have been affected either directly or indirectly by abuse in a church or cathedral setting. 0845 120 4553. 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. Calls will be handled sensitively and confidentially.

For Child Protection policy, please contact the new Safe Church section.