The parish of Eighton Banks 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, PSO. 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 Diocesan Safeguarding Policy can be viewed from the following link:
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.
The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor contact details are shown below:
Beth Miller, Cuthbert House, Stonebridge, Durham DH1 3RY
St Thomas' Parish Safeguarding Policy can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
St Thomas Church has adopted the Diocesan Safe Recruitment Policy for all employees and volunteers who are in positions that can place them in situations where they are dealing with children or vulnerable adults.