Safeguarding

Our parish of St Andrew, Livesey, Blackburn is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm.


We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO).

Our Diocese of Blackburn’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO.

If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the PSO:
Pam Scard email: [email protected]

or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor:
Sharon Hassall mobile: 07711 485170
email: [email protected] 

Address: Diocese Offices, Clayton House, Walker Business Park, Blackburn, BB1 2QE

If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services.

Other Useful Contacts.

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 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 Lines free and open 24 hours. Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.

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

Updated October 2022

Parish_Safeguarding_Handbook_October_2018, PDF

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