At The Church of the Ascension we are committed to keeping people safe.

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 check where appropriate, and attend safeguarding training provided by Newcastle Diocese.

Reporting abuse and finding support

If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or is at risk of harm, do not hesitate to contact us for advice and support.

Within The Church of the Ascension you may contact our Priest in Charge or Parish Safeguarding Officer:


The Rev'd Angela Plummer

T: 0191 285 7803

E: [email protected]


Carol Barclay

0191 284 2379

Alternatively you may wish to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisors:

Ruth Rogan

T: 07825 167 016

T: 0191 270 4100

E: [email protected]

Andrew Grant

T: 07741 633 670

T: 0191 270 4100

E: [email protected]