Church of England Diocese of Blackburn Burnley (Habergham Eaves) St. Matthew the Apostle with Holy Trinity


The parish of Burnley (Habergham Eaves) St Matthew the Apostle is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officers: 

For children and young people: Mandi Vercoe
[email protected] 

For vulnerable adults: Nigel Baldwin 
(details to follow, please contact Mandi or the Vicar in the meantime)

You can read our Safeguarding Policy here - 

The Diocese of Blackburn’s safeguarding pages ( also contain vital links and information.
If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.
Sharon Hassall (Blackburn Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA)) 
07711 485170
[email protected]

If you would like further guidance on the process, you can find this here: