Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Linda Hyland and can be contacted on 07976 623171.

Promoting a Safer Church

The Parish of JC Lytham have adopted the House of Bishop’s ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ policy and the Parish Safeguarding Handbook , incorporating the House of Bishop’s Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance .

A copy of this, and all the information below, can be found here .

We also display the Promoting a Safer Church Poster prominently on notice boards within both of our churches. They include relevant phone numbers and contact details.

All those working with children and adults at risk have undergone safer recruitment and received safeguarding training.

A copy of our Parish Safeguarding Handbook can be found by clicking the text below.

Parish Safeguarding Handbook (Click to expand)

Reporting a Concern

If you believe that someone is at risk of immediate harm, please call emergency services on 999

Any safeguarding concerns in a parish should be brought to the attention of your local Parish Safeguarding Officer(s) (PSO) in the first instance.

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Linda Hyland and can be contacted on 07976 623171.

The PSO can seek further advice from the Diocesan Safeguarding Team as necessary.

Concerns can also be raised directly with the Diocesan Safeguarding Team.

Safeguarding Team Contact Details

Diocesan General Contact
01254 503088
Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (Assistant DSA): Sophie Booth
07468 971759
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA): Catherine Smith
07711 485170
Safeguarding Trainer: Andrea Richards
07484 073146
Safeguarding Administrator: Claudia Aspey
01254 503088

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

Safeguarding concerns in a school/university/prison/healthcare setting should be raised with the relevant organisation’s Safeguarding team.

Finding Support

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:

Thirty One: Eight: 0303 003 1111 (out of hours and weekend safeguarding advice)

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.

Child-line0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.

National Domestic Violence Helpline0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.

Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.

Action on Elder Abuse Helpline080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm).