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.
If you have a safeguarding concern you can contact:
Revd Canon Rachel Wood, Vicar of St Mary's
Carol Butler, Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor
More information about contacting the Diocese with a concern can be found here.
FURTHER HELP & SUPPORT
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.
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).