Safeguarding is an area which we take very seriously 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.
You can find our Parish Safeguarding Handbook here.
You can find our Parish Safeguarding Policy here.
Reporting a Concern
Any safeguarding concerns in a parish should be brought to the attention of the Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) in the first instance, who can seek further advice from the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA), as necessary.
Our PSO for St Anne's Woodplumpton is Jeanette Gibson:
Office holders and those who work with the children and vulnerable adults are reqired to undergo Diocesan safguarding training. Our PSO keeps an up to date record of all those who have completed their safeguarding training.
For further infomation you can ciew The Diocese of Blackburn’s safeguarding pages which contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs.
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines are free and open 24 hours)
Childline: 0800 1111
ParentPlus: 07799 602858
Lancashire County Council: 0300 123 6720
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines are free and open 24 hours)
Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours)
Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 0808 808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9am-5pm)
If you have immediate concerns for the safety of a child or vulnerable adult please call the Police 999.