It is very important to us as a church family that everyone feels safe and supported. If you would like to see our Diocesan policy it can be found on the diocesan website in the safeguarding section -

Minster - Revd Lucy Moss

email - [email protected]

phone - 0191 7117107

The Church of The Church of the Ascension Safeguarding Officer is Mrs Carole Key

email - [email protected] 

Or you can contact our Diocesan Safeguarding officer Beth Miller 

Cuthbert House




T: 01388 604515

Mobile  -07968034075

Email - [email protected]  OR [email protected]

If you are unable to speak to the Safeguarding Adviser and a child, young person or adult is at immediate risk of harm please call 999.

Complaints about how a safeguarding matter has been dealt with

If you are not happy about how a safeguarding matter has been dealt with and you cannot resolve the issue or concern with the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser you should, in the first instance, contact the Independent Chair of the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Group;

Mark Gurney – (Independent Chair of Safeguarding Advisory Panel)

Address: Cuthbert House, Stonebridge, Durham DH1 3RY

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