Safeguarding at St Barnabas

At St Barnabas we work hard to maintain a safe environment for all.

We are committed to implementing the House of Bishops’ safeguarding policies and
good practice guidance. If you have any concerns or enquiries regarding safeguarding,
please contact our safeguarding officer.

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Sue Parkin

The Diocesan Safeguarding Team can be contacted by
email at or phoned on 01928 643442

Out of Hours Support

The Diocese of Chester partners with thirtyone:eight and you can access its Safeguarding Helpline if the Diocesan Safeguarding Team is unavailable. Thirtyone:eight can be contacted on 0303 003 1111.

This number can be used for any safeguarding queries outside of office hours on weekdays and weekends. An Information Sharing Agreement between the two organisations enables the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser to receive a copy of the advice thirtyone:eight may offer the caller.

In the case of an emergency

 If you have immediate concerns about someone’s safety, please contact the police, and your local authority Children or Adults Service.


  • Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours).
  • Parent Line: 0808 800 2222
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours).
  • Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours).
  • Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (freephone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)