The Parochial Church Council of St Patrick's Church, High Spen, is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and nurturing environment for everyone, especially, 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 ans vulnerable adults. A full text can be found on the following page. 

To discuss any safeguarding concerns relating to St Patrick's, High Spen, please contact either :

* the Parish Safeguarding Officer, Linda Matthews on 01207543079, email: [email protected] or 

* The Parochial Church Council Chairperson, Peter Turner on 01207 542120, [email protected]

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

Address: Cuthbert House, Stonebridge, Durham DH1 3RY. 

For more information please also see the Diocese of Durham safeguarding pages:

The Parish Safeguarding on Policy can also be found on he following pages.