Reporting a concern
As a parish/church we have adopted the House of Bishops 'Promoting a Safer Church'
policy and the Parish Safeguarding Handbook, incorporating 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.
Any safeguarding concerns in a parish should be brought to the attention of your
local Parish Safeguarding Officer(s) (PSO) in the first instance, who can seek further
advice from Catherine Smith, the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA), as
necessary. Our PSO's for St Thomas’ Blackpool are as follows:
Parish Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 01253 594843/ 07769772516
Links to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team can be found here:
Diocesan Safeguarding Office
Telephone: 01254 503070
Mobile: 07711 485170
Address: Diocese Offices, Clayton House, Walker Business Park, Blackburn, BB1
In an emergency situation, contact Social Services or the police directly.
Children’s Social Services: 01253 477299
Police: 0845 1253545