St Oswald's Walkergate
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At St Oswald’s Parish Church we take the safety of all in our care very seriously, particularly for children and adults who may be at risk.
All of our staff and volunteer roles working with under eighteens and adults who may be at risk, have up-to-date Disclosure & Barring Service (police record) checks where required.
You can read more in our safeguarding policy
You can also download a leaflet: ‘You will be listened to’
If you have concerns about the safety of children or adults at St Oswald’s Church, you can contact any of the following:
Dr Liz Jones (Parish Safeguarding Officer) 0191 2848105
Steve Hogarth (Deputy P.S.O.) 07914439290
Diocesan Safeguarding Team www.newcastle.anglican.org/safeguarding
Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor - Ruth Rogan
T: 07825 167 016
National Safeguarding team www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding
We understand reporting abuse may be very difficult and distressing to you and it may add to your hurt by our not being able to immediately assist you. Therefore here are the contact details of other agencies that are available to assist either on a 24-hour basis or through specialist helplines and services:
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.
Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.
Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.
Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 ( free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm).