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We are committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk. We aim to do this in a coordinated and supported manner, following the advice and guidelines issued by the Diocese of Newcastle and the Church of England. 


Concerns about children, young people and adults at risk will be diligently and promptly responded to according to these procedures, recognising the sensitivity it may hold for those involved.

​You can find the Church of England's national policy by clicking here, as well as this document on promoting a safer church.

If you have a safeguarding concern you can contact:

The Rev'd Nigel Taylor, Vicar, St Mary's Monkseaton


Sue Johnson, Parish Safeguarding Officer


Carol Butler, Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor


More information about contacting the Diocese with a concern can be found here.



NSPCC Child Protection Helpline

0808 800 5000 (free and open 24 hours).

Phone if you are worried about a child.



0800 1111 (free and open 24 hours).

Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.

National Domestic Violence Helpline

0808 2000 247 (free and open 24 hours).

Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.

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

080 8808 8141 (free and open Monday to Friday, 9-5pm).

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