Any safeguarding concerns in the parish should be brought to the attention of the Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) in the first instance.

The Parish of Padiham is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. If you have a Safeguarding concern and would like to contact a PSO, please e-mail Claire Beattie at this address or phone 07800 536 239.

The Diocese of Blackburn’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA, Cath Smith, by phoning 07711 485 170 or 01254 503 088 or e-mailing If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

Safeguarding Documents