Promoting a Safer Church
Safeguarding at St Bartholomew, Chipping
The parish of St Bartholomew, Chipping has 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.
We have also displayed the Promoting a Safer Church poster prominently within our church.
All those working with children and adults at risk have undergone safer recruitment, received safeguarding training and support.
If you have any safeguarding concerns please contact a member of St Bartholomew’s parish safeguarding team.
St Bartholomew’s Parish Safeguarding Team
Revd Wilma Colley 01995 61252
Parish Safeguarding Officers
Judith Mace 07906 022911
Liz Seed 01995 61325
Mia Gatrell 01995 678102
Joanna Whiteside 01995 61459
Barbara Butters 01995 61586
Simon Hore 01995 61021
Laura Hunt 01995 61741
Clive Thompson 01254 826704
Safeguarding documents - click to view
Reporting a concern
Any safeguarding concerns in a parish should be brought to the attention of the local Parish Safeguarding Officer(s) (PSO) in the first instance, who can seek further advice from Sharon Hassall, the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA), as necessary.
Safeguarding concerns in a school/university/prison/healthcare setting should be raised with the relevant organisation’s Safeguarding team. If the concern involves one of Blackburn Diocese’s chaplains, please also contact Sharon Hassall direct.
Sharon’s contact details are:
Telephone: 01254 503070
Mobile: 07711 485170
Address: Diocesan Offices, Clayton House, Walker Business Park, Blackburn, BB1 2Q
Links to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team can be found here:
We understand reporting abuse may be very difficult and that not everyone may want to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team. Below is a list of other agencies that are available to assist either on a 24-hour basis or through specialist helplines and services:
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.