At Grace Church Manchester, we believe that it is both our responsibility as active members in our local community and as those who love and serve the Lord to follow the latest safeguarding advice. As such, the church has robust policies along with procedures and guidelines in place, to ensure that good practice is followed.

Documents:

GCM Adults Safeguarding policy 2023–24 
GCM Child Safeguarding Policy 2023-24
GCM Children & vulnerable adults in public spaces – Risk assessment 2023-24
Supporting those who present a risk to others

Grace Church aims to:

  • Promote a safer environment and culture
  • Safely recruit and support all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults within the Church
  • Respond promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation
  • Care pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons
  • Care pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons
  • Respond to those that may pose a present risk to others.
Reporting abuse

If someone is in immediate danger or needs urgent medical attention, call 999. 

If the situation you are reporting is not an emergency and you want to raise a concern or report abuse, please contact our Designated Safeguarding Officers:

Laura Likissa (Lead)
Matthew Annett (Deputy)

0161 8261160

Alternatively, if you wish to report abuse or neglect of a child or an adult with care and support needs you can contact Manchester social services:

Call: 0161 234 5001
email:

Finding support

There are a number of charities and organisations that can offer support to victims and survivors of all types of abuse outside of office hours, either on a 24-hour basis or through specialist helplines and services: