The Trinity Parish Blackpool

A Growing, All-Age, Christ-Centered Community


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.  We have adopted 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.

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, Tina Cockshaw, Matthew Rowley.

Our new Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Catherine Smith.  Catherine can be contacted using the details below:
Telephone number: 07711485170
Email address:

If the concern involves one of our chaplains, please use the contact details below: 
Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Sophie Booth
M: 07468 971759
Address: Diocese Offices, Clayton House, Walker Business Park, Blackburn, BB1 2Q

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

Safeguarding Policies

The Church of England's policy which combines children and adults safeguarding is available here.
The Trinity Parish local safeguarding arrangements can be found here.

The Trinity Parish Health and safety policy can be found here.

Useful Numbers

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline 0808 800 5000 (lines are free and open 24 hours)
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 477600National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247 (lines are free and open 24 hours)
Samaritans Helpline 116 123 (open 24 hours)
Action or Elder Abuse Helpline 0808 808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9am-5pm)If you have immediate concerns call the Police (either as an emergency 999 or non emergency 101)

Useful Information
Factsheet on Sexting
Domestic Violence Flow Chart