St Francis Church is comitted to the safeguarding children, young people and adults and promoting good practice.
This is our Parish Safeguarding Policy
We are committed to working within the latest Church of England safeguarding policy
The diocesan document "You will be listened to"can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). The Diocese of Newcastle’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advises our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.
Parish Safeguarding Officer
Ms Dorothy Frankland [email protected] 0191 266 4491
Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor
Ms Carole Butler [email protected] 078 25 167 016
The Revd Robert Lawrance [email protected] 0191 2661071 or 078 88 693 850
Brian Smith [email protected] 0191 240 3795
Elizabeth Brown [email protected] 0191 289 3152
Other licensed minister
The Revd Yvette Daniel 07526 813347 [email protected]
Mrs Sue Wilson [email protected] 0191 266 8428
Mrs Jennifer Germain [email protected] 0191 266 5144
For further information please go to the Diocese of Newcastle website:
or The Church of England Safeguarding Page: