The Parochial Church Council of St Mary’s, Heworth 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 St Mary’s, Heworth please contact the Parish Safeguarding Officer, Laura Richardson on 07840493930.

Concerns can also be raised with the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, Mrs Beth Miller - she can be contacted as follows:

Mobile: 07968 034075   Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Address: Cuthbert House, Stonebridge, Durham DH1 3RY

For further information please also see the Diocese of Durham safeguarding pages here

OUR SAFEGUARDING POLICY is available as a PDF below. 

We have also signed up to the CHURCH OF ENGLAND'S DIGITAL CHARTER a Pledge to help make social media and the web more widely positive places for conversations to happen

Our Policy on Responding to Domestic Abuse - A pdf document summarising our policy including links to useful resources.

Parish_Safeguarding_Policy_2.3.23, PDF