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Parish Church of St Luke - Holmes Chapel

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.  


Within St Luke’s our Safeguarding Officer is Anne Smith, tel. 01477  544072

The Chester Diocesan Vulnerability and Safeguarding Officer is Pauline Butterfield, a highly qualified and experienced Social Worker.  Within our diocese, she is the person to contact if you have any safeguarding concerns or issues to discuss, or if you wish to come forward with any safeguarding information.

email:  pauline.butterfield@chester.anglican.org

tel. 01928 718834 xtn 221 or 03030 031111

If you believe a child or adult to be at immediate risk of significant harm, you should contact your local 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

or the local police (call 101). You should then inform Pauline.

If you have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention call the emergency services on 999. Do not delay.