Parish Church of St Luke - Holmes Chapel

Serving Christ in our local community

Safeguarding at St Luke’s

St Luke’s Church and its Parochial Church Council take their duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously.  We are committed to providing an environment where the safety and well-being of all is promoted, especially that of children, young people and vulnerable adults so that each individual is able to worship and pursue his/her faith journey.  

St Luke’s like other Churches in the Chester diocese has adopted the Church of England’s robust national procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policy and practice guidelines here.  There is also further helpful information on the Chester Diocesan Safeguarding web page.

What to do if you are at all concerned about a Safeguarding matter

You can speak locally to: 
Allan Whiston: St Luke’s Safeguarding Officer
tel. 07538 931545
or at Diocesan level to:
Sean Augustin: Acting Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
tel. 07704 338885 
You can also contact the Cheshire East, Social Services team:
Children’s Services  – tel. 03001 235012 (out of hours: 03001 235022)
dult Services –  tel.  03001 235010 (out of hours: 03001 235022)
Please also inform Sean Augustin.

BUT if there is immediate risk or danger to an individual DO NOT DELAY – call the Police/Emergency Services on 999