Safeguarding is an area which we take very seriously in our parish and we work hard to develop a culture of safeguarding where all feel safe within the life of the parish. We have adopted the House of Bishop's Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance. Our PCC has formally adopted this and signed the Safeguarding Policy Statement Promoting a Safer Church.
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Sarah Gardner. Alongside Sarah, we have a dedicated safeguarding team consisting of:
Rev'd Peter Lillicrap, Tina Cockshaw, Matthew Rowley.
The Diocesan Safeguarding Team can be contacted at Clayton House, Walker Office Park, Blackburn,BB1 2QE on 01254 503088.
If the concern involves one of our chaplains, please use the contact details below:
Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
M: 07468 971759
Address: Diocese Offices, Clayton House, Walker Business Park, Blackburn, BB1 2Q
Safeguarding concerns in a school/university/prison/healthcare setting should be raised with the relevant organisation's Safeguarding team.
The Trinity Parish Safeguarding Policy which combines children and adults safeguarding is available here.
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline 0808 800 5000 (lines are free and open 24 hours)
Childline 0800 1111
ParentPlus 07799 602858
Blackpool Children's Social Care 01253 477477
Blackpool Adult Care Services 01253 477592 | Emergency out of hours telephone 01253 477600
National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247 (lines are free and open 24 hours)
Samaritans Helpline 116 123 (open 24 hours)
Action or Elder Abuse Helpline 0808 808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9am-5pm)
If you have immediate concerns call the Police
(either as an emergency 999 or non emergency 101)
Factsheet on Sexting
Domestic Violence Flow Chart