Safeguarding is an area which we take very seriously in our parish and we work hard to develop a culture of safeguarding where all feel safe within the life of the parish.
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Sarah Gardner. If you have any safeguarding concerns please contact Sarah in the first instance by email
Alongside Sarah, we have a dedicated safeguarding team consisting of:
Rev'd Peter Lillicrap
Rev'd Hannah Boyd
The Church of England's policy which combines children and adults safeguarding is available here.
St Mark's & St Luke's local safeguarding arrangements can be found here.
Everyone who works/volunteers with children, young people and adults who may be vulnerable needs to complete the C0 course and the C1 course. Both are interactive online courses, are completely free and each takes up to one hour to complete. All you need is access to the internet and an email address.
We also provide annual safeguarding refresher training to all those who work/volunteer with children, young people and adults.
Childline 0800 1111
ParentPlus 07799 602858
Blackpool Children's Social Care 01253 477477
Blackpool Adult Care Services 01253 477592 | Emergency out of hours telephone 01253 477600
If you have immediate concerns call the Police
(either as an emergency 999 or non emergency 101)