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Safeguarding

We strive to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere at MPC, 

where everyone is valued and kept safe from harm.

The care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of the whole Church.  Everyone who participates in the life of the Church has a role to play in promoting a Safer Church for all. 

We have adopted and continue to review and comply with the "Promoting a safer Church" Safeguarding policy. 

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Ruth Nightingale.

Phone or text: 07737 035 597

Send Ruth an email

The Blackburn Diocesan Safeguarding Officer is Cath Smith.

Phone or text: 07711 485 170

Send the Diocesan safeguarding team an email

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Ruth Nightingale

Parish Safeguarding Officer

If you are concerned a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm, please contact the Parish Safeguarding Officer or the Diocesan Safeguarding Team.

If you have immediate concerns about the safety of a child,

please contact Lancashire County Council safeguarding team:

online reporting link or phone 0300 123 6720 / 0300 123 6722.

If you have immediate concerns about the safety of a vulnerable adult, please contact Lancashire County Council safeguarding team: online reporting link.

You can also contact the Police by ringing 999.

Useful Links

Diocese of Blackburn safeguarding pages

Church of England safeguarding pages

Church of England safeguarding training portal

The Parish Safeguarding Handbook

Safe Spaces 

(free, independent support for those who have been abused by someone in the Church of England)

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