St Michael's Church Safeguarding Officer: Caroline O'Brien Email

Our Safeguarding Officer is the first person to speak to if you have any concerns around the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult.

The following team members have completed safeguarding training:

Richard Bunday (Vicar)

Kevan Thorn (Associate Vicar)

Anne Wintle (Licensed Reader)

Caroline O'Brien (Safeguarding Officer)

Christian communities should be places where all people feel welcomed, respected and safe from harm.  To help ensure this, St Michael's adheres to our Parish Policy and the safeguarding policies and procedures of the Diocese of Blackburn and the Church of England, all of which are included below. 

Click below for our Safeguarding Policy:

 St Michael's Parish Safeguarding Policy

Click below for the Church of England Safeguarding Policy: 

Church of England Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding concerns in a church setting should be raised with the Safeguarding Officer. If the concern involves one of the safeguarding team, please also contact Sharon Hassall at the Diocesan Safeguarding Team  direct

Sharon Hassall

Diocesan Safeguarding Office

Telephone: 01254 503070

Mobile: 07711 485170


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

Links to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team can be found here:

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