Bootle, Corney, Whicham & Whitbeck

There will not be a
service on
Sun 30th June at
St Mary's, Whicham.

Sorry, especially to all
the pets that were looking
forward to their
special service.


Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

At all the churches in the parish of Black Combe Churches in Cumbria, 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.

If you have any concerns, please contact the Benefice Safeguarding Officer:
Parish Safeguarding Officer:  Janice Hillier
Phone:  07470 239029

or the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser:
Joanna Van Lachterop  on  07458 016884

If you believe a child to be at immediate risk you must contact

Cumbria Children’s Services 0333 240 1727 or the Police.

Urgent concerns about vulnerable adults should be referred to Cumbria Adult Social Care office 0300 303 3589 or, out of normal office hours, the Emergency Duty Team 01228 526690, or the Police.

Click here for a link to our Safeguarding Policy and Who's Who in the parish

Click here for a link to Promoting a Safer Church


  • NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child and need advice or guidance on what to do.
  • 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 Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse or need help to report.
  • 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: 0808 808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)
  • Victim Support Cumbria: 0300 303 0157. Emotional and practical advice to help people affected by crime in Cumbria.
  • LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 999 5428
  • Men's Advice Line: 0808 801 0327
  • Age UK Advice Line: 0800 678 1602