Safeguarding at St Nicholas Church

The Parish of Wallasey St Nicholas with All Saints (0711).

At a Glance Safeguarding Policy for Children, Young people and Adults 

(Adapted from ‘Promoting a Safer Church

The Church of England’s Safeguarding Policy for Children, Young People* and Adults**.’


The Sageguarding policy was originally agreed at the Parochial Church Council (PCC) meeting held on

(Date) 27th July 2019. The policy was revised on Thursday 27th April 2023. 

At St Nicholas Church we 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: Julie Pollitt



The Diocesan Safeguarding Team can be contacted at or on 01928 643442

Out of Hours Support


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


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: 080 8808 8141 (freephone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)


St Nicholas Churchtakes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously.We have adopted the national Church of England's robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at :

If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues of a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at


Each person who works within this church community will agree to abide by this policy and the guidelines established by this church.

A full version of the St Nicholas Church Safeguarding Policy is available by following this link St Nicholas Church Safeguarding Policy. A hard copy of the Policy is available in the Church located in the Vicar’s Vestry. 

This church appoints Julie Pollitt as the Parish Safeguarding Officer.


Vicar - Jeff Staples

Churchwardens - Elizabeth Brandwood and Julie Piercy

Date: 27th April 2023



*”young people/person” means any individual(s) aged 14 to 17 years old; 

 **“vulnerable adult” is defined as “person aged 18 or over whose ability to protect himself or herself from violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation is significantly impaired through physical or mental disability or illness, old age, emotional fragility or distress, or otherwise; and for that purpose, the reference to being impaired is to being temporarily or indefinitely impaired.”