Church of England Diocese of Newcastle Fawdon

SAFEGUARDING

At St Mary's we're committed to keeping people safe and enabling everyone to use our which is accessible to all. The chapel area has chairs which means it is easy for anyone in a wheelchair to sit where they wish. We also have disabled toilets and a loop hearing system for those who need it.

​<span style="font-size: 0.875rem;">We work within the safeguarding guidelines of the Diocese of Newcastle and the Church of England, adopting the National Safeguarding Policy Promoting a Safer Church. Our own safeguarding policy can be viewed by clicking here. All of our members who work with children / young people or vulnerable adults are required to complete a confidential declaration, have references, a DBS </span><span style="font-size: 0.875rem;">check where appropriate, and attend safeguarding training provided by Newcastle Diocese. </span>

All of our members and partners who work with children / young people or vulnerable adults are required to complete a confidential declaration, have references and a DBS check and attend safeguarding training. 


REPORTING ABUSE AND FINDING SUPPORT

If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or is at risk of harm, <span style="font-size: 0.875rem;">do not hesitate to contact us for advice and support. </span><span style="font-size: 0.875rem;">Within St Mary's Church you may contact our Priest in Charge or Parish Safeguarding Officer:</span>

<span style="font-size: 0.875rem;">PRIEST IN CHARGE: The Rev'd Catherine Macpherson T: 0191 285 6153 E:[email protected]</span>

<span style="font-size: 12.25px;">PARISH SAFEGUARDING OFFICER: Natalie Roe T: 01670 736300</span>

Alternative you may wish to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding advisors:

RUTH ROGAN T: 07825 167016 E: [email protected]

ANDREW GRANT T:07741 633670 E: [email protected]



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