ContactsFind contact details of those involved in safeguarding children in Greater Manchester
Review Chairs and Authors
Child Death Overview Panel
Greater Manchester has four Child Death Overview Panels for reviewing all child deaths. For more information, view the Child Death Overview Panels page.
Bolton, Salford and Wigan Panel Chair: Mick Lay – Panel Manager and SPOC: Janet Neary. To get in touch, you can email us or telephone on: 01204 337 459.
Manchester Panel Chair: Barry Gillespie – Panel Manager and SPOC: Stephanie Davern. To get in touch, you can email us or telephone on: 0161 234 1537.
Stockport, Tameside and Trafford Panel Chair: Mick Lay – Panel Manager and SPOC: Shelley Birch. To get in touch, you can email us or telephone us on: 0161 342 4323.
Greater Manchester Police Public Protection Investigation Units
Police Public Protection Investigation Units deal with child protection, domestic abuse and safeguarding vulnerable adults. They are centrally managed by the Public Protection Division led by DCS Vanessa Jardine.
Greater Manchester Police Missing Person's Team
Missing persons are managed in Greater Manchester Police Divisions by six Missing Persons Safeguarding Officers, covering three regions. The Central Region covers Manchester (North, Met and South) and Salford. PC Joanna McDermott and PC Paul Wilson. Swinton Police Station – 0161 856 2216 and 0161 856 7693. The Eastern Region covers Oldham, Rochdale, Tameside and Stockport. PC Martin Hilditch and PC Dale Woodcock. Oldham Police Station – 0161 857 8901 and 0161 856 8538. The Western Region covers Trafford, Wigan, Bolton and Bury. PC Sue Wallace. Astley Bridge Police Station – 0161 856 1539 and 0161 856 5590. GMP Force Missing Persons Strategic Lead Det. Supt. TBC. Public Protection Division, Nexus House. GMP Force Missing Persons Team Manager Civ John Barnes Public Protection Division, Nexus House – 0161 856 2234. GMP Missing Persons Safeguarding Officers at HQ Civ Julie Potts and PC Ted Lacey GMP Missing Persons Team, Specialist Protective Services/Public Protection Division, Nexus House. HMP HQT: 0161 856 8499 and 0161 856 5590.
Not all Chairs have an email address and some use the local Safeguarding Board or Unit’s address. All of the details that are publicly available are listed here. You can contact the LSCB Business Manager/Officer for more information.
John Brimley c/o Bolton Safeguarding Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 01204337479
Kathy Batt c/o BurySafeguarding 18-20 St Mary’s Place, Bury. BL9 0DZ Email: email@example.com Telephone: 0161 253 6153
Julia Stephens-Row c/o Manchester LSCB Directorate Children & Families, Manchester City Council, Floor 4 Town Hall Extension, Albert Square, P.O. Box 532, Manchester. M60 2LA Telephone: 0161 234 3330 / 0161 234 1505
Henri Giller c/o Oldham Safeguarding Unit 10 Whitney Court, Southlink Business Park, Oldham. OL4 1DB Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane Booth c/o Rochdale Safeguarding Town Head Offices, John Street, Rochdale. OL16 1LB Telephone: 0845 226 5500
Simon Westwood c/o Salford Safeguarding Sutherland House, 303 Chorley Road, Swinton. M27 6AY Email: email@example.com
Gill Frame c/o Stockport Safeguarding Sanderling Building, Bird Hall Lane, Stockport. SK3 0RF Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 0161 474 5657 / 8 / 9
Gill Frame c/o Tameside Safeguarding Union Street Building, Union Street, Hyde. SK14 4ND Email: email@example.com Telephone: 0161 342 4348
Maureen Noble c/o Trafford Safeguarding Email: TSCB@trafford.gov.uk Telephone: 0161 912 1901
Paul Kingston c/o Wigan Safeguarding People Directorate, Wigan Council, PO Box 100. WN1 3DS Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 01942 486 025
LSCB Business Managers / Officers
Business Managers are a useful first point of contact for the LSCB and are responsible in general for Board development, performance and organisation. The role may vary in different areas.
Shona Green Email: email@example.com
Donna Green Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Clarkson Email: email@example.com
Tony Philbin Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interim BM – Tiffany Slack Email: email@example.com
Una Hagan Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stewart Tod Email: email@example.com
Catherine Fleming Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rick Bolton Email: email@example.com
LA Safeguarding Leads
Christine Callaghan – Head of Service, Child Protection and Leaving Care Bolton Children’s Services Endeavour House, Watersmeeting Road, Bolton. BL1 8SW Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://boltonsafeguardingchildren.org.uk/ Telephone: 01204337470
Melanie Pitt, Head of Safeguarding Children Unit 18-20 St Mary’s Place, Bury. BL9 0DZ Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.bury.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=5103 Telephone: 0161 253 5362 Fax: 0161 253 7601
Linda Evans – Head of Quality Assurance for Safeguarding Directorate for Children and Families Manchester City Council, Town Hall Extension, PO Box 532, Manchester. M60 2LA Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.manchesterscb.org.uk Telephone: 0161 234 4960 Secretary: Charlotte Wilson 0161 234 4994
Caroline McKenna, Interim Head of Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults c/o Local Safeguarding Children Board Rock Street Centre, Rock Street, Oldham. OL1 3UJ Email: email@example.com Telephone: 0161 770 8096 / 5068
Emma Ford, Head of Service Safeguarding Unit Sutherland House, Chorley Road, Swinton. M27 6AY Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 0161 603 4350
Jane Connolly – Head of Service Safeguarding Unit Sanderling Building, Bird Hall Lane, Stockport. SK3 0RF Email: email@example.com Telephone: 0161 474 565 7 / 8 / 9
Lorna Schlechte – Head of Children’s Safeguarding Specialist Services and Safeguarding Union Street Building, Union Street, Hyde. SK14 1ND Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 0161 342 3345
Catherine Fleming – Safeguarding Team Manager Children & Young People’s Service 2nd Floor Quay West, Trafford Wharf Road, Trafford Park. M17 1HH Email: email@example.com Telephone: 0161 912 4286
c/o Jayne Ivory, Wigan Life Centre, PO Box 100, Wigan, WN1 3DS Email: Jayne.firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 01942 486025
Safeguarding in Schools Leads
Local Authorities often have arrangements where at least one member of staff has some responsibility for advising or supporting schools to ensure their safeguarding practice is up to date and of the highest standards. These positions sit within the Local Authority but can be within various teams and work in partnership with other agencies that come into contact with early years, school or college children. Many will also support Pupil Referral Units (PRU) and other establishments which work with children in an educational setting, both private and Local Authority maintained. See below for details of a contact in those LA areas that have an identified member of staff.
c/o Donna Green Email: email@example.com Telephone: 0161 2537329
Jenny Patterson Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 0161 234 7482
David Devane Email: email@example.com
Jude Crabtree Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Victoris Ross Email: email@example.com Telephone: 0161 778 0176
Julia Storey Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 0161 474 5958
Tania Brown Email: email@example.com
Jonathan King Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
c/o Wigan Safeguarding Children Board – Email: email@example.com
Social Care Duty and Investigation Teams
The Social Care Duty and Investigation Teams (often called Referral and Assessment Teams or similar) are the first point of call to social care and children’s services about new and potential concerns. You can find your local contact details if you wish to discuss a potential concern or new case. These numbers are for members of the public as well as professionals. If your query regards an open case and you have contact details for the allocated social worker, you can try them first. Some duty teams will also give you advice on what to do if the issue is not appropriate for Social Care to become involved but there are other teams and services who might be able to support the family/child. You can contact your local Family Information Service, speak to a local professional or look on the council’s and other useful websites. Out of office hours you should contact the local Out of Hours Duty Officer. If at any time you have an urgent concern for a child’s safety, call the Police by dialing 999.
Local Authority Designated Officers
Bolton: Paula Williams Telephone: 01204 337 474. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Bury: Mark Gay Telephone: 0161 253 5582 or 0161 253 5342. Email: email@example.com Manchester: Majella O’Hagan Telephone: 0161 234 1214. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Oldham: Colette Morris Telephone: 0161 770 8870. Email: email@example.com Rochdale: Gill Parnell-Jackson Telephone: 0300 3030 350. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Salford: Roisin Rafferty and Patsy Molloy Telephone: 0161 603 4350 or 0161 603 4445. Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Stockport: Ged Sweeney Telephone: 0161 474 5657. Email: email@example.com Tameside: Tania Brown Telephone: 0161 342 4398. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Trafford: Anita Hopkins Telephone: 0161 912 5024. Email: email@example.com Wigan: Steve Westhead Telephone: 01942 486 034. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Care Emergency Duty Teams
If you have an urgent query or concern about a child outside of normal working hours (such as during evenings, weekends or bank holidays), you should contact the Emergency Duty Team for the area where the child lives or is currently staying, if this is different. For more information about the out of hours contact details for each authority area, visit the GMSP Contact page. In an emergency where there is a risk of harm to the child or any person, call the Police by dialling 999.
Family Information Services
The Family Information Services (FIS) provide a range of information, events, activities and services which are available to parents in order to help them support their children up to their 20th birthday, or 25th if the child has a disability. Calls and information are free. Sometimes these teams are based within the Local Authority but some are commissioned services from local charities and groups.