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Parish of Inskip St Peter


Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of male and female in God’s own image and likeness. Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. This implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.

  • We accept and endorse the principles set out in ‘Safeguarding in the Diocese of Blackburn.’

  • We commit ourselves to nurture, protect and safeguard all our members, particularly children, young people and vulnerable adults.

  • We recognise that safeguarding is the responsibility of the whole church community.

  • We undertake to exercise proper care in the selection, appointment, training and support of those working in both paid and voluntary positions with children or vulnerable adults, including the use of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosures and making appropriate referrals to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

  • We will respond without delay to concerns or allegations that a child or vulnerable adult may have been harmed, cooperating with the police and social care services in any investigation.

  • We will challenge any abuse of power by anyone in a position of trust.

  • We will seek to offer pastoral care and support to anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with them appropriate pastoral support.

  • We will seek to offer pastoral care and support, including supervision and referral to the proper authorities, to any member of our church community known to have offended against a child, young person or vulnerable adult.


We have appointed Maureen Williamson as our Church Safeguarding Officer (CSO).


Copies of “Safeguarding in the Diocese of Blackburn” and any parish guidelines and procedures are held by the PCC. The PCC shall review this policy annually, these reviews will take place at the first PCC meeting after the APCM.


The PCC of Inskip St Peter agreed and adopted this Policy at its meeting on 16th of July 2019.

This PCC shall review this policy annually, the next review will take place in June 2021

Safeguarding in our Parish – who’s who?

The incumbent/priest in charge

Rev Paul Hunter                    01772 690157

The churchwardens

Mrs Maureen Williamson       01772 690016

Mrs Gina Miller                      01772 690608

The Parish Safeguarding Officers

Mrs Maureen Williamson       01772 690016

Who will you talk to if you observe or are told about Safeguarding concerns?

Mrs Maureen Williamson      01772 690016

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