St John & St Mark Church, Bury

Safeguarding Children

Joan Wild is our Child Protection Officer and can be contacted via the Contact form. The Diocesan Safeguarding Officer is Abbey Clephane-Wilson who can be contacted on 0161 828 1451 or by email at:


St John with St Mark is committed to being a safe and caring environment. The PCC have adopted the Diocese of Manchester's November 2016 document 'Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk', which is available to read here :

Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk

We are extremely fortunate to have such dedicated and hardworking Group Leaders and helpers, who offer a range of activities for our children and young people. In 2013 the PCC adopted new procedures for recruiting volunteers and here is our 'Safer Recruitment Policy' :

St John with St Mark Safer Recruitment Policy 2013

As part of our safer recruitment process, we have developed 'role descriptions' for volunteers working with our children and young people's groups. These can be found below and provide a brief summary of the volunteer's role and how she/he will be supported :

Creche Role - CR

Sunday school role - SSR

Youth group role - YGR

Pantomine role - PR

Model code of safer working - MCSW