"The parish of Saint John, Darlington is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Durham’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services."
The Parochial Church Council of St John, Darlington has adopted and approved the Church of England policy for promoting a safer church. This policy deals with all aspects of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. A full text can be found here.
To discuss specific safeguarding concerns relating to St Columba's church or parish please contact the parish priest, the Revd Tony Roache, on 07740 102733 or [email protected]
Contact details of the church safeguarding officers can be found in church.
Concerns can also be raised with the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, Mrs Beth Miller - she can be contacted via:
Address: Cuthbert House, Stonebridge, Durham DH1 3RY
Mobile: 07968 034075