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Last updated 29th July 2019

Reporting a safeguarding concern

Any safeguarding concerns in a parish should be brought to the attention of your local Parish Safeguarding Officer(s) (PSO) in the first instance, who can seek further advice from Sharon Hassall, the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA), as necessary. 


Safeguarding concerns in a school/universtity/prison/healthcare setting should be raised with the relevant organisation's Safeguarding team. If the concern involves one of our chaplains, please also contact Sharon Hassall direct. 

Sharon's contact details are:

  • T: 01254 503088
  • M: 07711 485170
  • E: sharon.hassall@blackburn.anglican.org
  • P: Diocese Offices, Clayton House, Walker Business Park, Blackburn, BB1 2QE

ALL parishes must have safeguarding contact information accessible on their website homepage - for more information on this - including suggested wording - visit the Safeguarding 'Overview' page of this website.