Childrens Safeguarding Assurance Partnership (Lancashire)

Local Authority Designated Officers:

Tim Booth, Shane Penn & Donna Green

Tel:  01772 536694 / Email:

Find out more information:

Safeguarding Adults – Lancashire

Some adults aged eighteen and over due to age, disability, illness or lifestyle may not be able to protect themselves against significant harm or exploitation. Find out more about what to look out for and how to report abuse here: 

Lancashire Safeguarding Adults Board

Worried About An Adult? Telephone: 0300 123 6720 or between 5pm – 8am call 0300 123 6722

Lancashire Family Safeguarding

For further information email:

If you are concerned about a child being abused or neglected or about an adult that works with children call 0300 123 6720 or out of hours 0300 123 6722.

Adult Social Care Services:  0300 123 6721

Lancashire Police: 999 in an emergency / 101 in a non emergency

ACRE information sheets that can assist Village Halls to consider their safeguarding responsibilities

  • 5. Village halls, children and young people
  • 17. Trustees – roles and responsibilities
  • 21. Overnight accommodation in village halls (not available, currently under review)
  • 22. Managing employees and volunteers

For additional information relating to village and community halls please visit our Village and Community Building page or contact

Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) has been awarded over £100k from the National Lottery Community Fund to promote good safeguarding practice to village and community halls throughout England. 

Community Futures will be working to make sure that the voluntary management committees that run village and community buildings have the knowledge and confidence to provide a safe environment for all.

The project will be rolled out across the country using the ACRE network of 38 county-based members who already provide support to rural village and community halls.  They will be working with management committees to help them understand current legislation around safeguarding and make sure procedures are in place which reflect good practice. The aim is to increase awareness of the importance of safeguarding and making sure that these important rural assets are welcoming and safe places for all.

NCVO Safeguarding information:

NSPCC child protection guidance:

Safeguarding concerns: practice example – hiring out space:

Safeguarding guidance for disabled children and adults at risk

Guidance on handling safeguarding allegations in a charity:

For more information about the project please visit the ACRE website: or contact us

Guidance on handling safeguarding allegations in a charity: