Promoting a Safer Church

At Blackburn Cathedral we take safeguarding very seriously and 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 – please see the Parish Safeguarding Handbook below.

We have also displayed the Promoting a Safer Church poster prominently within the Cathedral.

Reporting a concern

Any safeguarding concerns at Blackburn Cathedral should be brought to the attention of our under 18s Safeguarding Co-ordinator or our Vulnerable Adults Safeguarding Co-ordinator in the first instance. Their contact details are:

Our under 18s Safeguarding Co-ordinator is Denise Sanderson who can be contacted on 07938 793844 or 01772 335903 (evenings) or by email to

Our vulnerable adults Safeguarding Co-ordinator is Stewart Hopkinson who can be contacted on 07515652776 or by email to