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Last updated 22nd July 2021


The following staff are based at the Diocesan offices at the address below:

Clayton House, Walker Office Park, Blackburn, BB1 2QE

Telephone 01254 503070


Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Sharon Hassall

Sharon is the Bishop's Adviser for safeguarding children and adults, with responsibility for casework, advice on protection matters and the support and supervision of those who have offended against vulnerable groups. Sharon does this work in liaison with parishes and the statutory agencies.

M: 07711 485170


Listening line: 0845 120 4553. This is a special helpline that has been set up for those who have been affected either directly or indirectly by abuse in a church or cathedral setting. The helpline is staffed by the Church’s Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS) - an independent safeguarding charity - and is available seven days a week. You may be asked to leave a message but will be called back. Calls will always be handled sensitively and confidentially.


Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (Training and Practice)


Safeguarding Administrator

Julie Grimshaw


Julie is the safeguarding administrator and works closely with the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisors in the coordination, planning and monitoring of all aspects of safeguarding work and training within the Diocese. Julie is also the central point of contact for all Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enquiries. Julie works part-time and is usually in the office 8:15am – 4:15pm Monday to Thursday.


T: 01254 503088


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