Promoting a Safer Church
All Saints Church Anchorsholme is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk. 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.
Our church and PCC have formally adopted the House of Bishops ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ policy and the Parish Safeguarding Handbook, incorporating the House of Bishop’s Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance.
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Amanda Wooldridge. Details of how to contact her can be found by following this link – Contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer
All those working with children and adults at risk have received safeguarding training and benefit from regular and continued support.
Safeguarding at All Saints
What to do if you have a concern about a child or adult at All Saints Church
Parish Safeguarding Officer
If you have any concerns about Safeguarding at All Saints then please contact Amanda directly using the link below.
Blackburn Diocesan Safeguarding Team
If you would like to contact the team at Blackburn Diocese then please click below.
Protection from Covid-19
What we are doing to keep people safe
The church leadership follow the advice and guidance given by the Government on how to protect people during the pandemic. At present this means that we have our main service online/ on DVD and use social distancing measures in church. All our chairs are currently 1 metre apart, everyone wears a mask and no singing is allowed. This is a difficult situation as singing is a very important part of our worship to God and meeting with limited capacity means we can't all be together. We have done it to show our love to each other and the wider community.
When the church building is open (such as for silent prayer) we ask people to adhere to 'hands, face, space' rules. We also ask people to use hand sanitiser and sign in so we can track and trace. All details are kept on file for 21 days then disposed of. Church is cleaned thoroughly after each meeting and we ask people not to use the toilet facilities unless absolutely necessary.
See below for how to keep children safe online during Lockdown.
Keeping children safe online in Lockdown
Here is some useful information, advice and guidance to help parents and carers keep children safe online during the Coronovirus outbreak. In addition to the buttons below you can visit the Childline website: Coronavirus advice