Church of England Diocese of Durham Christ Church Felling

Safeguarding at Christ Church

Christ Church adheres to the Durham Diocesan Safeguarding Policy

The Parochial Church Council of Christ Church Felling is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and nurturing environment for everyone, especially for children, young people and vulnerable adults. It 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 any safeguarding concerns relating to Christ Church Felling please contact either

- the Parish Safeguarding Officer, Post currently Vacant

- the Priest in Charge, Revd. Tom Worsley, on 077579498368, [email protected]

The Diocesan Safeguarding Page

We take Safeguarding seriously and have passed policies pledging to keep up the best practices and procedures to validate the trust people put in Christ Church.

Reporting Concerns

If you are concerned that a child or vulnerable adult has been harmed or is at risk of harm, do not hesitate to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor for advice and support. If you wish to report an allegation of abuse from the past, or in the present, please do not hesitate to contact us. Your information will be treated appropriately and kept confidential.

Beth Miller – (Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor)

Address: Cuthbert House, Stonebridge, Durham DH1 3RY

Email: [email protected] | [email protected]

Mobile: 07968034075

If you are unable to speak to the Safeguarding Advisor 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 Advisor you should, in the first instance, contact the Independent Chair of the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Group;

Simon Hackett – (Independent Chair of Safeguarding Advisory Panel)

Address: Cuthbert House, Stonebridge, Durham DH1 3RY

You may also report any concern using the Diocese’s “Whistleblowing” policy here.