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The  Revised Parish Safeguarding  Policy was  approved  and adopted by the Parochial Church  Council  on the  18th January  2017 and  has been  re-adopted at each subsequent  Annual Parochial Church Council Meeting.

The Parish positively encourages  work with our young  people through the work of our Junior Church and Uniformed Organisations which enables us to work with children from within the Church family as well  as children from the wider Parish Community.

The Policy  applies  to those who use the Canon George   Community and Parish Hall  and all Groups have either adopted the Parish Safeguarding Policy or have their own Policy, which  has been checked by the Parish Safeguarding Officer.

The  Oldham Foodbank, which operates under  the Parish Charity Registration is subject to the Parish Safeguarding Policy.
If you are concerned   that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from  a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary  report the matter to the Local  Authority Social  Services Department or the Police without  delay.


St. Margaret’s  Safeguarding  Officer.( For Children and Vunerable   Adults)
Ms. C. Maguire  c/o  The Canon George Hall, 61, Chapel Road, Hollinwood, Oldham, OL8 4QQ.
Tel No 0161 682  5106 (answering machine out of office hours).
Please don’t send sensitive  information  via e-mail, but get in touch, providing a contact number, and  the safeguarding officer will get back to you asap.

Manchester Diocese Safeguarding Officeer,
Abbey  Clephane-Wilson.
Tel. 0161 828 1451.

Oldham Council Social Services Department

Level  9, Civic Centre, Oldham 0L1 1UT.
Tel 0161 770 1576.
Out of Hours Emergencies for Adults and Children. The Emergency Duty Team,
Tel 0161 770 6936
If there is an immediate risk or danger please contact the police on 101.


  • NSPCC 0808   800 5000
  • Childline   0800 1111
  • Stop it Now  0808 100 0900
  • NAPC   0808 801 0331
  • Samaritans    116 123
  • Family Lives   0808 800 2222
  • National  Domestic Violence Helpline   0808 2000 247
  • Action on Elder Abuse   0808 808 8141