Parish of St Matthew the Apostle,
Douglas, Isle of Man

Safeguarding and Inclusion

St Matthew's is committed to The Diocese of Sodor and Man policy for the safeguarding, nurture and care of everyone within our Island church community.

Parish Safeguarding Officer

Mrs A Tawney (07624 462221)

Registering a concern

If you or someone you know are concerned that a child or vulnerable adult is at risk or has been harmed, or are concerned about the behaviour of someone towards children or vulnerable adults, contact the

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Tony Connell
M: 07624 235970


Diocesan Safeguarding Support Officer

Lisa Morris
T: 01624 676680

Useful Telephone Numbers

Isle of Man Constabulary - Public Protection Unit (PPU): 01624 631499 (24 hours)

NSPCC - Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000  (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child,

Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and you are worried about anything.

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.

Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to,

Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)