Buckshaw Village Church is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk to worship and grow in Christ safely.  Concerns about children, young people and adults at risk will be diligently and promptly responded to according to our procedures, recognising the sensitivity it may hold for those involved.

The Parochial Church Council of this church has adopted 'A Policy for Safeguarding in the Diocese of Blackburn’ along with the Diocese’s e-safety and Acceptable Use Policy

These policies should be read alongside the following documents:

- Our BVChurch Safeguarding Officer is Susan Thomson. If you need to raise or report any concern/s please send an email to and include your name and contact telephone number. Susan will then call you directly to discuss the situation.

During Susan’s holiday time - our Deputy Safeguarding Office is Katherine Buckley. She can be contacted via the same email address mentioned above.

- The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor is Sharon Hassall
call 07711 485170

In addition, there is a special helpline, the Listening Line number is: 0845 120 4553. This has been set up for those who have been affected either directly or indirectly by abuse in a church setting. The Helpline is staffed by the Church’s Child Protection Service (CCPAS) - an independent safeguarding charity and is available 7 days a week.