At Holy trinity Church, we all 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: Linda Birkby (Mrs)

Phone:  c/o (0161) 624 7708 (the Vicar)

The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Abbey Clephane-Wilson, she can be contacted at or at (0161) 828 1465 or (07384) 460958

Out of Hours Support

The Diocese of Manchester partners with thirtyone:eight and you can access their Safeguarding Helpline if the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser 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.


 NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: (0808) 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours).

  • 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: (0808) 808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm).