The parish of Baxenden St. John and Accrington St Paul is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and we have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) Heather Pitman [email protected] Tel:07921 237 592

The Diocese of Blackburn’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contact details for the Diocesan Safeguarding Team (DST) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the PSO or the DST. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services

For further guidance about ensuring prominence for your safeguarding information, alongside other parish obligations in relation to safeguarding, see below

You can also email the safeguarding team for more information about this via the DSA Catherine Smith [email protected] and [email protected]