Rochdale Parish Church of St Chad
and St Mary in the Baum

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The Parochial Church Councils of both St Chad's and St Mary in the Baum work hard to safeguard children and young people, vulnerable adults and those in abusive relationships. 

We aim to create safe environments, where children and young people are nurtured and protected; and where all people, and especially those who may be vulnerable for any reason, are able to worship and pursue their faith journey with encouragement and in safety. 

We follow the national legal and procedural framework for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, and Church of England policy and practice.

We act promptly on any complaints made, and work in close partnership with police and social care services where children or vulnerable adults have been harmed or are at risk of harm or mistreatment.

We provide safe recruitment, training and support to our voluntary and paid workers with children and vulnerable adults.

The Safeguarding Officers for each parish are as follows:

Rochdale, St Chad’s:  C Lucas

Rochdale, St Mary in the Baum:  A Pollock 

If you have any problems making contact please contact the Vicar on:
Vicarage: 01706 346774 or Mobile: 07865 293827


  • Childline: 0800 1111
  • NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
  • Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900
  • NAPAC: 0808 801 0331
  • Samaritans: 116 123
  • Family Lives: 0808 800 2222
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
  • Action On Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141


The Diocese of Manchester partners with thirtyone:eight in relation to Disclosure (i.e. DBS) services
and accessing their safeguarding Helpline when required.
For DBS related queries, please contact them on 0303 003 1111 option 1.

In the event of the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser being unavailable due to being on holiday
or other absence, you will be advised to contact thirtyone:eight for safeguarding advice on 0303 003 1111.
This also includes any emergency safeguarding queries outside of office hours on weekdays and weekends.
An Information Sharing Agreement between the two organisations will allow fhe Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
to receive a copy of the advice thirtyone:eight may offer the parish church/caller.

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