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.  

We have adopted the national Church of England’s robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures here.  You can also find useful contact information on the Chester Diocesan website.

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

You can speak locally to: 
Lee Hardy: St Luke’s Safeguarding contact
tel. 07738 248703
or at Diocesan level to:
Pauline Butterfield: Chester Diocesan Vulnerability and Safeguarding Officer
tel. 01928 718834 xtn 221 or 03030 031111. 

Both are trained and able to help you. Pauline is also a highly qualified and experienced Social Worker and is the person to contact if you have any general safeguarding concerns or issues to discuss, or if you wish to come forward with any specific safeguarding information.

You can also contact the Cheshire East, Social Services team:

              Children’s Services  – tel. 03001 235012 out of hours: 03001 2235022
              Adult Services –  tel.  03001 235010 out of hours: 03001 235022

Please then inform Pauline.

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