Safeguarding in our parish - who’s who?

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Judy Battersby and can be contacted on 07951-516208

Promoting a Safer Church

Holy Trinity Freckleton have 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

A copy of this, and all the information below can be found here: cofe-policy-statement.pdf (

We also display the Promoting a Safer Church poster prominently within our church. This is on the Notice Board in Church along with relevant phone numbers and contact details.

All those working with children and adults at risk have undergone safer recruitment and received safeguarding training.

Reporting a concern

If you believe that someone is at risk of immediate harm please call emergency services on 999 and your local authority’s children or adult social care services 03001236720/ out of hours 03001236722

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

Judy Batttersby and can be contacted on 07951-516208

The PSO can seek further advice from the Diocesan Safeguarding Team as necessary.

Concerns can also be raised directly with the Diocesan Safeguarding Team

Safeguarding Team Contact Details

Tel: 01254 503088

Assistant DSA, Sophie Booth 07468971759

DSA, Catherine Smith, 07711485170

Safeguarding Trainer, Andrea Richards 07484073146

Safeguarding Administrator, Claudia Aspey 01254 503088

Address: Diocese Offices, Clayton House, Walker Office Business Park, Blackburn, BB1 2QE

Safeguarding concerns in a school/university/prison/healthcare setting should be raised with the relevant organisation's Safeguarding team.

Finding support

We understand reporting abuse may be very difficult and that not everyone may want to contact the church directly. Below is a list of other agencies that are available to assist either on a 24-hour basis or through specialist helplines and services:

Thirty One: Eight: 0303 003 1111 (out of hours and weekend safeguarding advice)

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.

Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.

Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.

Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm).

The incumbent/priest in charge

Rev. Tracy J. Swindells


The Parish Safeguarding Officer

Judy Battersby


The Diocesan Safeguarding Team

Diocesan safeguarding contact

Out of hours safeguarding contact -

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Catherine Smith

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Sophie Booth

Safeguarding Trainer, Andrea Richards

If you have immediate concerns for someone's safety, contact the police on 999 and your local authority's children or adult social care services 0300-123-6720 / out of hours 0300-123-6722.






The churchwardens

Heather Nuttall


Craig Eckersley


The team of licensed/accredited ministers

Rev. Christine Gould


Coordinators of church-related children’s activities

Lynn Slater (Authorised Lay Minister)

Gwen Hughes – Yurch (youth church)

Sarah Houldsworth (Sunday Club)
Mike Ellis



If we observe or are told about safeguarding concerns, we will speak to

Catherine Smith
(Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser)

Social Services Safeguarding Team



Parish safeguarding statement

Freckleton HT Safeguarding Policy Judy.pdf

Parish safeguarding handbook

Parish Safeguarding Handbook March 2019.pdf

Page last updated: 04 Jun. 24.



Worship4U, 11:00

non-Eucharistic all-age service

1st Sunday of every month

Parish Communion, 11:00

2nd, 3rd & 4th Sundays

Joint service with St Paul's, Warton on the 5th Sunday - see notices


Evening prayer, Mondays at 16:00.

Holy Communion, Wednesdays
at St Paul's, Warton, 09:30

Holy days:

As announced - see Events page

Please check the Events page or our parish notices for any variations.

Lytham Road, Freckleton, PRESTON,
Lancashire, PR4 1AA

The Church of the Holy Trinity, Freckleton, Lancashire, England

in the Blackburn Diocese of the Church of England

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