Safeguarding is about protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults from abuse or neglect. We are all responsible for the safety of our children, young people and vulnerable adults.
To help with creating a safeguarding culture, St Margaret's Parochial Parish Council (PCC) appointed a Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO), Ann-Marie Robinson, to work with them and our Priest in Charge, Rev Rie.
At the PCC meeting held 15 May 2019, the PCC adopted the House of Bishops 'Promoting a Safer Church: Safeguarding Policy Statement', and the Parish Safeguarding Handbook, which provides guidance for promoting a safer culture and building good safeguarding practice in our parish. The PCC also adopted the Blackburn Diocese Domestic Abuse Statement and e-Safety & Acceptable Use Policy.
We have also displayed the Promoting a Safer Church poster prominently within our church / parish.
All those working with children and adults at risk have undergone safer recruitment, received safeguarding training and support.
"Serve wholeheartedly as if you were serving the Lord."
St Margaret's Church